Six Hungarian & Gypsy Operas -CLOSED


1:10 PM – 2:50 PM

9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16

Join us to see six operettas from 100 years ago, including some with very rustic gypsy settings and themes. We begin with Kalman’s The Gypsy Princess, then on to Johann Strauss’ The Gypsy Baron, followed by four of Lehar’s operettas, The Land of Smiles, Gypsy Love, Paganini and Tsarevich.  All very melodic with interesting plots.  Unlike most operas, nobody dies.


6 sessions starting Monday, Sept. 11 at 1:10 PM

Syllabus: Six Hungarian and Gypsy Operettas
Dave Shafer,

  • Week 1: Kalman’s The Gypsy Princess
  • Week 2: Strauss’s The Gypsy Baron
  • Week 3: Lehar’s   The Land of Smiles
  • Week 4: Lehar’s   Gypsy Love   
  • Week 5.   Lehar’s Paganini
  • Week 6.  Lehar’s Tsarevitch      

Facilitator: David Shafer

David Shafer has been passionate about opera for over 50 years. He has a vast collection of opera CDs and DVDs and has been to operas throughout Europe and the United States. He teaches opera courses at LLI and the Fairfield Senior Center. A man of many interests, he has lectured at Lunch & Learn and has spoken on Spinoza, flower photography, Richard Feynman and Jonas Salk and the polio vaccine.