The Chocolate Soldier
- from Shaw to MGM
How did a stage play by George Bernard Shaw become an operetta, later to be an MGM movie hit? It wasn't an easy progression from book to stage to movies, filled with stubborn men, petty arguments, and a war to boot. This beautiful operetta didn't have the audience appeal until it played Broadway, and then it took off as the hit of the decade.
Come hear Daniel Pantano discuss the life of Oscar Straus, The Chocolate Soldier
, and the Silver age of Viennese and American Operetta. The talk starts at 7 p.m. upstairs at the Music Pier before the concert.
Daniel Pantano is the founder and producer of Concert Operetta Theater of Philadelphia, and has been a guest lecturer for many groups including the Nelson Eddy Appreciation Society, the Friends of Operetta (Los Angeles, CA), Osher's Lifelong Learning Center at Temple University (OLLI), and the Tuesday Morning discussion group at the Philadelphian.The Chocolate Soldier
, Sunday, August 9, 8 p.m.
Pre-Concert Talk, 7 p.m. First come, first served