"A rousing afternoon of music and dance."
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Salute to Vienna Cast
Strauss Symphony of America
Featuring Champion Ballroom Dancers
Michael Zehetner (Vienna)
Michael Zehetner began his musical life as a pianist, later studying orchestral conducting at the Vienna Conservatory. He has received awards from the Austrian Ministry of Culture, the Richard Wagner Association, and the Upper Austrian Government. He was appointed conductor at the German theatres of Detmold and Erfurt and has served as guest conductor at the Lehár Festival Bad Ischl in Austria since 2010. Maestro Zehetner has worked with the Slovak Philharmonic, the Ensemble Neue Streicher Klosterneuburg, the Neue Oper Wien, the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra, Vereinigte Bühnen Bozen, and the symphony orchestras of Göttingen and Nürnberg. As a musical director for Bühne Baden he has been responsible for numerous opera and operetta productions at Bühne Baden in Austria.
Alexandra Reinprecht (Vienna)
The daughter of two singers, Viennese soprano Alexandra Reinprecht began her musical education with her mother before moving to Italy to further her studies. Throughout her career, she has performed major roles like Susanna, Donna Elvira, Manon, and Marguerite at opera houses in Tokyo, Zurich, Rome, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Graz, and with the Wiener Staatsoper. Conductors she has worked with include Zubin Mehta, Christian Thielemann, and Franz Welser-Moest. Ms. Reinprecht regularly performs operetta roles including Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Hanna (Merry Widow), Elisabetta (Don Carlos) and Desdemona (Otello).
David Danholt (Vienna-Copenhagen)
After his education at the Royal Danish Opera Academy, Jugendlicher-Heldentenor David Danholt established a career throughout Europe, the United States, and the Middle East. He has performed at Oper Leipzig, the Royal Danish Opera, the Royal Concertgebouw, Royal Albert Hall, Florida Grand Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Seattle Opera, and the Israeli Opera. Mr. Danholt is the recipient of many awards, including first prize in the International Wagner Competition in Seattle, the Reumert Talent Prize, the Danish Music Critics’ Association Award, and, most recently, the prestigious Aksel Schiøtz Prize.