IL: Chicago – Operatta Show “Good-Bye Berlin, Aloha Hawaii”

As part of the Reclaimed Voices series this unique concert presents the music of the crown prince of operetta, Paul Ábrahám. His brilliant fusion of jazz and operetta took Europe by storm in the early 1930s and made him one the most popular composers of his time. The concert will feature music from his hits shows, Viktoria and her Husar, The Flower of Hawaii and Ball at the Savoy, as well as some of his lesser-known works. Don’t miss this breezy, jazzy, and ebulliently joyful concert!

Paul Ábrahám’s rise to fame and fortune was swift. Between 1929 and 1932, while living and working in Berlin, he wrote three of the most successful operettas of all time, as well as numerous film scores and popular songs. His music was heavily influenced by the touring African-American jazz bands that had taken Berlin, and the rest of Europe, by storm. More

Date: April 14, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT
Location: The Penthouse, The Reva and David Logan Center, The University of Chicago, 915 E. 60th St. Chicago, IL 60637

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All images: Courtesy of Folks Operetta