The Bat is one of the most unsurpassed creations of not only the author, Johann Strauss Jr., but one of the most amazing operettas. According to unconfirmed rumors, Jean Offenbach prompted Strauss to write operettas. One day, while talking with the composer Offenbach casually remarked: “Why do you, dear Strauss, stop writing waltzes and start writing operettas?” They claim that Strauss really liked the idea, and now we can enjoy the magnificent operettas written by the composer. The story of the creation of the operetta “The Bat” confirms that the path from the script to the play is sometimes difficult.
The operetta storyline was based on the play Revelon (Eve Ball, or Clock with a Fight), the authors of which were famous playwrights Melyak and Halevi, who also wrote the script Carmen, a famous opera by Georges Bizet. Strauss Continue reading
Fate gave Oleg Anofriev many different roles. He brilliantly made the seemingly incredible – in one film he created more than ten brilliant images. He had what distinguished him from many. Nature gave him a wonderful voice, which almost everyone knows in our country. As a rule, his stage or song hero is a simple, ordinary guy, he is always “ours”, familiar, seen somewhere, possibly living among us. Oleg Anofriev called him “my wise simpleton.”
Military childhood of Oleg Anofriev
However, the “simpleton” is not so simple. The future actor, singer and composer Oleg Anofriev, a hereditary Muscovite by birth, was born in Gelendzhik on July 20, 1930. As he himself joked, by mistake. The fact is that his dad, the head physician of one of the largest Moscow factories, was sent to the sanatorium for the summer and took his Continue reading
They told Robert Schuman: leave the music … But he did not listen to anyone and yet he reached the heights. He became one of the most prominent composers of the era of romanticism, and his name is on a par with Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Liszt.
He was forbidden to love, ordered to forget about Clara Vick … But he still married for love. The wife was not only talented, a spouse to match, but also devoted to him until his death …
Become a genius for a start
Robert Schumann was born on June 8, 1810, in Zwickau (Germany). He was raised, surrounded by admiration and adoration. After all, the boy from early childhood showed extraordinary abilities in literature and music. However, after Continue reading