Written and first performed in 1928, almost thirty years following Strauss’ death, Casanova is an operetta by Austrian composer Ralph Benatzky, based upon Strauss’ music. Features the ever-popular Nonnenchor (Nuns’ Chorus).
Nov 02, 1985 · The resourceful Casanova, having probed the soprano’s secret by means of his still-reliable antenna, turns the hoax to his own profitable uses.
Casanova (2008), a musical by Philip Godfrey, first performed at the Greenwich Playhouse, London; Casanova (2016), a pasticcio opera by Julian Perkins and Stephen Pettitt, first performed in the Baroque Unwrapped series at Kings Place, London; Casanova (2017), a ballet by Northern Ballet choreographed by Kenneth Tindall based on the biography by Ian Kelly.
Aug 11, 2012 · Donald Sutherland’s Casanova is reunited with his mother in this clip from Fellini’s 1976 film.
In the case of each new opera, we are told that the audience loved it; that the cast and orchestra applauded the composer with real enthusiasm; that the critics thrilled to the sound of their own praise; that this time at least the cause of new native opera really has a winner. Unfortunately, time and time again over the last twenty-five years, the love of the audience, the applause of the performers, the thrill of the critics, and the operas themselves are forgotten.
Casanova: My man told me that there was a public rehearsal of a new opera at the theatre, and I accordingly spent three hours there. All the actresses were pretty, but especially the Gattai. All the actresses were pretty, but especially the Gattai.
Italian opera was little short of a craze in Prague at the time, and Casanova had long been enraptured by the art form.