Ethel Merhaut presents a colorful International as well as Austrian-Yiddish program, which features famous operetta-arias like the "Vilja Lied" by Franz Lehar next to popular Viennese songs such as "In einem Café in Hernals" by Leopoldi. With the composers Kurt Weill and George Gershwin, a connection to America is made and Merhaut presents works by European immigrants, who had to redefine themselves in their new home. Additionally, guests can expect songs from known musicals.
Piano: Gordon Schermer
The Viennese soprano singer, Ethel Merhaut, celebrated her debut as Barbarina in W.A. Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro”. At the Munich Philharmonic Hall she was on stage as Pisana in Verdi’s “I due Foscari”. In the framework of exil.arte she performed with the Valsassina Ensemble at the Viennese Music Association. Furthermore, she held concerts in Paris (La Maison du Heinrich Heine), Mexico City (Opera des Bellas Artes), New York City (Carnegie Hall, Austrian Cultural Forum NY), Tel Aviv and Sigishoara. This fall she has already staged as Podotschina in Shostakovich's first opera “The Nose” at the Chamber Opera in Vienna and at the Palace of Arts in Budapest and will be seen at The Bühne Baden in November 2015.