Emmerich Kálmán’s THE DUCHESS OF CHICAGO
(The Ohio Light Opera, 2007 Summer Festival – DVD)
Emmerich Kálmán’s 1928 operetta The Duchess of Chicago was
revolutionary in that it brought Viennese operetta fully into the jazz
age. Its musical score is an engaging blend of the waltzes and
csardases of the Old World with the Charlestons, fox-trots, and blues
that defined the world of 1920s America.