Performers:Performance of Estonian National Opera
Carl Zeller’s most popular operetta, “The Bird Seller” (Der Vogelhändler) is a bucolic comedy set in the 18th-century Bavaria. A handsome bird seller Adam from Tyrol is in love with the village postmistress Christel. For cross-purposes they get involved in romantic complications at the Court of the reigning Prince. The intrigues are spiced up by a young and beautiful Countess, who dressed up as a village girl and follows the Count on his hunting trip; an elderly lady in waiting Adelaide, looking for romance; the master of the hunt and a crafty collector of bribes, Weps; as well as his nephew, Count Stanislaus who is always in debt.