About Die Csárdásfürstin

Join us this summer at the Como Lakeside Pavilion for Die Csárdásfürstin (The Csardas Princess) ! 

This absolute gem of a piece tells the story of Sylva Varescu, a successful cabaret performer who falls in love with a nobleman. Can their love survive the pressures of society? Full of lush melodies, humor, emotion and wit, you’ll see and hear why Die Csárdásfürstin (The Csardas Princess) remains an enduring hit of the operetta genre. 

(To listen to one of the most famous arias from Die Csárdásfürstin, Heia in den Bergen, sung by our Creative Director and Founder, Anne Wieben, click here )

This production features a completely original English dialogue libretto crafted by Creative Director, Anne Wieben, as well as a brand new chamber orchestra arrangement by our conductor and Musical Director, Marco Real d’Arbelles.

Join us for an evening full of gorgeous music, top-notch performances from local and international opera stars, and a whole lot of fun!

If you're interested in seeing a particular performer, please note their performance dates!

Sylva Varescu:
Anne Wieben: July 26, 28, August 4
Ariana Strahl: July 29, August 1, 3 

Edwin ​Lippert-Weyersheim:
David Walton: July 28, 29, August 1, 3, 4
Wesley Frye: July 26

Count Boni Káncsiánu:
Justin Spenner: July 26, 28, 29, August 1, 3
Trevor Lemon-Todd: August 4

Countess Stasi:
Melanie Long: all dates

Feri von Kerekes:
Michelle Monroe: all dates

Gräfin ​Lippert-Weyersheim:
Amy Wolf : all dates

Maggie Burr, Wesley Frye, Anna Maher, Blanka Melbostad, Eryn Tvete, ​Trevor Lemon-Todd, Amy Wolf

Musical Director: Marco Real d’Arbelles
Director/Producer/Libretto: Anne Wieben
​Rehearsal and pit pianist: Jordan Buchholtz



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