Bands/Musicians The Best Operetta Composers  

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Operetta artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good operetta bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top operetta bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Operetta groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all operetta bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest operetta bands of all time, since the most famous operetta artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best operetta music.

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Franz Lehár is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Operetta Composers
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Franz Lehár


Franz Lehár was an Austro-Hungarian composer. He is mainly known for his operettas, of which the most successful and best known is The Merry Widow. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Operetta

Albums: The Merry Widow (Wiener Philharmoniker & The Monteverdi Choir feat. conductor: John Eliot Gardiner), Die lustige Witwe: Highlights (Wiener Staatsoper feat. conductor: Robert Stolz), Hungarian Themes, Die lustige Witwe, Die lustige Witwe / Suppé: Ouvertüren (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan), + more

Nationality: Hungary

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Carl Zeller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Operetta Composers
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Carl Zeller


Carl Adam Johann Nepomuk Zeller was an Austrian composer of operettas. Zeller was born in Sankt Peter in der Au, the only child of physician Johann Zeller and Maria Anna Elizabeth. Zeller's father died before his first birthday, after which his mother remarried Ernest Friedinger. In 1875, Zeller married Anna Maria Schwetz. Zeller had a fine soprano voice, and sang in the Vienna Boys' Choir before studying and composition in the University of Vienna. He worked as a civil servant at the Imperial Ministry of Education while composing songs, choral works, and a number of operettas, the best-known of which is Der Vogelhändler. All of his librettos were written by Moritz West, often together with ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Operetta

Nationality: Austria

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Johann Strauss II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Operetta Composers
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Johann Strauss II


Johann Strauss II, also known as Johann Strauss, Jr., the Younger, the Son, Johann Baptist Strauss, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas. He composed over 500 waltzes, polkas, quadrilles, and other types of dance music, as well as several operettas and a ballet. In his lifetime, he was known as "The Waltz King", and was largely then responsible for the popularity of the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Strauss had two younger brothers, Josef and Eduard Strauss, who became composers of light music as well, although they were never as well known as their elder brother. Some of Johann Strauss' most famous works include "The Blue Danube", ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Operetta

Albums: Johann Strauss II: The Complete Orchestral Edition, Romantic Symphonies & Overtures, The Great Composers IV, Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss: Waltzes & Polkas / Reznicek: Donna Diana Overture, + more

Nationality: Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Austria-Hungary

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Abraham Goldfaden is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Operetta Composers
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Abraham Goldfaden


Abraham Goldfaden Yiddish: אַבֿרהם גאָלדפֿאַדען; was a Russian-born Jewish poet, playwright, stage director and actor in the languages Yiddish and Hebrew, author of some 40 plays. Goldfaden is considered the father of the Jewish modern theatre. In 1876 he founded in Romania what is generally credited as the world's first professional Yiddish-language theater troupe. He was also responsible for the first Hebrew-language play performed in the United States. The Avram Goldfaden Festival of Iaşi, Romania, is named and held in his honour. Jacob Sternberg called him "the Prince Charming who woke up the lethargic Romanian Jewish culture". Israil Bercovici wrote that in his works "...we find points ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Operetta

Nationality: Ukraine

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