Du bist die Welt für mich / You Mean the World to Me
Friday, October 5th, 2018
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
891 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Operetta and popular song were flourishing, and a new medium was making a splash in Germany during the 1920s and ‘30s. Benefiting from the popularity of the new “talkie” format, film producers looked to the leading composers from the worlds of cabaret, operetta, and popular music to write works for the singing actors of the day. Jonas Kaufmann performs many of these selections in an evening named after one such song by operetta star Richard Tauber.