Austrian magic

André Rieu comes to Israel

By ROBERT HERSOWITZ
March 21, 2018 16:55
André Rieu conducts a full orchestra for Mirusia Louwerse, the Australian soprano, in Maastricht

André Rieu conducts a full orchestra for Mirusia Louwerse, the Australian soprano, in Maastricht. (photo credit: ANDRE RIEU PRODUCTIONS)

IMAGINE SITTING in a huge outdoor arena under Mediterranean skies and suddenly finding yourself transported to the palace of Austrian Empress Sissy in Vienna where 150 dancers waltz down the aisle in pairs, the men wearing tails and the women wearing elegant white evening gowns. This is just part of the magic that André Rieu conjures around the world and he is bringing some of it to Israel in April.

For years my wife and I watched Rieu’s concerts on the Sky Arts Channel. When we moved to Israel we resumed this pleasurable pastime on Youtube and then we heard that the great Maestro is coming to Tel Aviv.

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