I will be in Europe from 12 August to 21 August; 9 nights. I am considering a visit to Vienna for all or part of this time, depending on what operettas are being performed. I have been to Vienna several times. I am interested primarily in the operettas of Kalman and Lehar.
My last visit to Vienna was in July, 2010; I attended a Franz Lehar operetta at the Moerbisch Festival and I also saw Lehar's "The Merry Widow" at the Theresium on that trip, but I don't see much on the internet about operettas this summer in the Vienna area. I know that the Moerbisch Festival has a new policy oriented away from operetta and I will probably not be going there any more. It is too bad, I saw some wonderful Kalman and Lehar operetta's there from 2003 to 2010 (and Strauss' "Weiner Blut" in 2007). My favorite was Kalman's "Countess Maritza" in 2004, which starred the current Artistic Director of the Moerbisch Festival, Dagmar Schellenberger, in the title role.
I have read about the Baden Festival. Do they still perform operettas? I have been there, but I never attended an operetta there. I could not find any information about their schedule for this summer.
I also know that the Bad Ischl Festival performs Lehar operettas and they will be performing "The Count of Luxembourg" during the time I can be in Austria, a great operetta, but I did not really want to travel that far to see an operetta that I have already seen (at Moerbisch in 2006). If I had been in Vienna last summer I would gladly have travelled there to see Lehar's "Where the Lark Sings", which I have never seen.