Premieres Wednesday, December 2 at 9:30 p.m. on WLIW21
Renowned violinist, conductor and composer André Rieu performs a musical confection that is both a concert and a real wedding party in Dresden at the grandiose Semper, one of the world’s most beautiful opera houses. The charming bride and groom, part of the famous “Vienna Debutantes,” are joined by 40 pairs of dancers from the Elmayer Dance School in Vienna, as well as sopranos Mirusia Louwerse and Carmen Monarcha, the Platinum Tenors, baritone Morschi Franz, and the Johann Strauss Orchestra and Choir under Rieu’s direction.
Mendelssohn’s famous “Wedding March” greets the newlyweds, Louwerse and Monarcha sing the paean to love, “Plaisir d’amour” (“The Pleasure of Love”), and The Platinum Tenors perform “E lucevan le stelle” (“And the stars were shining”) from Puccini’s Tosca. Among the treasures in André Rieu Live in Dresden: Wedding at the Opera are Franz and Louwerse’s performance of “All I Ask of You” from The Phantom of the Opera; and popular Strauss selections, including “The Beautiful Blue Danube,” “Radetzky March” and “Du und Du” (“You and You Waltz”).
Tune in for details on how to get exclusive tickets to see André Rieu at Nassau Coliseum next spring. For details on WLIW21’s exclusive “Day with André” VIP concert package, featuring sound check access, three-course meal and champagne, seats in the first two rows, meet & greet and after-party with Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, and more, donate now.