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Imre Kálmán (1882-1953)

Information about the composer Imre Kálmán and his operas.


Die Csárdásfürstin (The Gypsy Princess)

Kálmán's most popular opera is a light Viennese operetta about an aristocrat and a showgirl.

Recommended recordings on CD

Bonynge/Kenny/Roider (Naxos 8.660105-06)


Well performed and recorded, recommended if you like Viennese waltzes; otherwise steer clear. Also available in a SACD version.

Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic Chorus, conducted by Richard Bonynge.

Cast: Yvonne Kenny (Sylva Varescu), Michael Roider (Edwin Ronald), Mojca Erdmann (Countess Stasi), Marko Kathol (Count Boni).

Naxos 8.660105-06

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