LOVE DUETS



In an excess of emotion operetta characters kiss and clash, suffer and caress. Out of the melting sweetness of words emerges brilliant melody summoning up a fairy-tale world of lovely illusion. The music of Strauß, Kálmán and Lehár demands consummate vocal technique so that its intoxication can fully infatuate the listeners. George Frederick Takis has found in Daniela Kavalari a partner who is likewise capable of weaving this magic in all its splendor.

George Frederick Takis and Daniela Kavalari together perform excerpts, not only from operetta, but also from musical and opera. Along with individual titles from works like The Phantom Of The Opera, they sing a series of six deeply moving songs from West Side Story. Their two voices combine with particularly pleasing harmony in Italian opera, for example Puccini’s La Bohème, where in the duet “O soave fanciulla” Rodolfo and Mimì fall in love with tender abandon. Their feelings gradually entwine like an upward surge of blossoms, while the audience looks on and listens in deep empathy.


REPERTOIRE


OPERA
Verdi
Libiamo, libiamo ne’ lieti calici (La Traviata)
Parigi, o cara, noi lasceremo (La Traviata)

Puccini
O soave fanciulla (La Bohème)
Qual’occhio al mondo può star di paro (Tosca)
Viene la sera (Madama Butterfly)
È fascino d’amor (Manon Lescaut)

Donizetti
Chiedi all’aura lusinghiera (L’Elisir d’Amore)
Tornami a dir che m’ami (Don Pasquale)

OPERETTE
Künnecke
Ich trink’ auf dein lachendes Augenpaar
   (Der Vetter aus Dingsda)

Kálmán
Mädchen gibt es wunderfeine (Die Csárdásfürstin)
Weißt du es noch? (Die Csárdásfürstin)

Strauß
Trinke Liebchen, trinke schnell (Die Fledermaus)
Dieser Anstand, so manierlich (Die Fledermaus)

Lehár
Lippen schweigen (Die lustige Witwe)
Niemand liebt dich so wie ich (Paganini)
Hab’ nur dich allein (Der Zarewitsch)
Bei einem Tee à deux (Das Land des Lächelns)
Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt
   (Das Land des Lächelns)

Zeller
Schenkt man sich Rosen in Tirol (Der Vogelhändler)


MUSICAL
Bernstein, West Side Story
Tonight
One Hand, One Heart
Somewhere
Hold My Hand
Lloyd Webber, The Phantom Of The Opera
The Phantom Of The Opera
Think Of Me
All I Ask Of You



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