Der Opernball in the Sommerarena

Der Opernball in the Sommerarena

Operetta in Baden bei Wien: Richard Heuberger’s Der Opernball in the Sommerarena

Summer in Austria is about fleeing from the oppressive heat of the city and attending cultural events. Every hamlet where a musician of note spent the night, ate a meal or used the toilet seems to have its own little music festival. Located about 25km outside of Vienna, Baden is the closest escape. Known for its thermal springs where people flock to relax in the mineral baths and sweat in the saunas, over time, Baden has developed its own little bourgeoisie society: wealthy, provincial, and addicted to operetta.
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Chanda VanderHart – pianist, chamber musician, art song accompanist, vocal coach.

In 2015, Chanda celebrates 15 years living in Vienna, Austria, the music capital of Europe where she has been acquiring a solid musical education, worked with world-class musicians and singers and developed exciting music related projects.


There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.

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