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A member of the Vienna Boys Choir as a youngster, the remarkable Austrian operetta composer Carl Zeller (1842-98) composed seven stage works in a nearly two decade career, written in his spare time whilst working in an Austrian government ministry. Premiered in 1891 and considered his most successful operetta, Der Vogelha¨ndler (The Bird Seller), a romantic, cross-cultural comedy, received this modern-day performance, available on Videoloand, in 1998 at the Seefestspiele Moerbisch Austria Festival.
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Works DetailsZeller, Carl : Der Vogelhändler, operetta
- Performers: Helmut Berger-Tuna; Marc Clear; Ute Gfrerer; Marika Lichter; Sebastian Reinthaller; Martina Serafin
- Conductor: Rudolf Bibl
- Ensemble: Burgenland Symphony Orchestra
- Running Time: 132 min. sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1891
- Studio/Live: Live