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09 Aug 2005

Le Figaro Discovers Mörbisch Festival on the Lake

Moerbisch, le Bayreuth de Franz Lehar

Jean des Cars [Le Figaro, 9 August 2005]

Les amateurs de Wagner ont Bayreuth, les mozartiens ont Salzbourg et, de Verone a Aix-en-Provence, d'Orange a Glyndebourne, on chante et on joue chaque ete des compositeurs de genie a travers l'Europe. L'opera et l'opera-comique sont a l'honneur. Et l'ope-rette ? Ce genre delicieux, trop souvent meprise en France parce que considere, a tort, comme mineur, et, helas !, parfois mal chante et mal monte, a toujours ses admirateurs, en particulier en Europe centrale. Connaissez-vous Moerbisch ? Non, sans doute... C'est le nom d'un coquet village de vignerons a la frontiere austro-hongroise, au bord d'un vaste lac, la ou commence la Puszta, la plaine magyare.

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