O-MIA - Operette Made in Austria
The multimedia historical - documentary operetta concert by the opera stars Ildikó Raimondi and Herbert Lippert repositions operetta! Your charm, your ingenuity and your brilliance will be given new attention. With energy and joy, they combine the familiar with the unknown, tradition meets multimedia zeitgeist.
Conductor: Ernst Theis
Orchestra: O-MIA youth orchestra
Ildikó Raimondi: soprano
Herbert Lippert: tenor
St. Florian Boys' Choir: Choir
Erwin Kiennast: composition, musical dramaturgy, piano
Johannes Silberschneider: actor
Michael Dangl: actor
"A walk into the lost music paradise ... "O-Mia" ("Operetta, made in Austria"), Ildikó Raimondi's and Herbert Lippert's project closes a gap in the Austrian music theater landscape ....... The young musicians of the international Attergau Orchestra Institute has already learned a lot from its lecturers from the ranks of the Vienna Philharmonic."
(diePresse - 18.Aug.2017)
"Ildikó Raimondi and Herbert Lippert acted like a kind of dream couple in the genre. Lively, funny and vocally almost unconventional. The St. Florian Boys' Choir was a perfect match ... with their pure, unused voices and their comedic talent reflected exactly what one appreciates in the operetta: a piece of ideal world, recognizable composed and great sung ...... Don't give up!"
(OÖNachrichten - 17.August 2017)
"Operetta in a new guise. Two renowned state opera stars ... Ildikó Raimondi and Herbert Lippert founded an artistic company with active support .. from Clemens Helsberg ...: O-MIA (Operetta made in Austria) ... The premiere took place at the Toscana Congress in Gmunden with great public success."
(Volksblatt - 16.Aug.2017)
"This music breaks all taboos effortlessly. Ildikó Raimondi and Herbert Lippert put the operetta in the spotlight with a multimedia evening. ..."
(diePresse - 21.Mai.2018)
Operetta is ingenious music!
A little bit of revue, chanson and couplet - Suppè, Strauß, Kálmán, Lehár - operetta is both charm and humour, and above all: operetta is ingenious music. Its melodies convey witty lightness and freshness. Out of this world, animated, adventurous, passionate and euphoric, this music reflects the mood of an entire epoch.
But how can this gesamtkunstwerk be brought into the 21st century? First-class soloists from the Vienna State Opera Ildikó Raimondi and Herbert Lippert have
taken on this task, and together with the OMIA Youth Orchestra - in collaboration with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - have created a multimedia, historical-documentary operetta concert: Operetta - Made In Austria.