First photo of goddaughter and godmother together! I will miss you when I’m in the US, but will see you in the new year in France, 💕💕💕
I had a fun night with Agnieszka at the Volksoper to see Die Csárdásfürstin by Kálmán. Even though I living in Vienna, the operetta capital of the world, I am not so familiar with the operetta repertoire. I have to say that I really loved this one and hope to get the opportunity to perform this role someday! I was especially drawn to the complex character of Sylva.
Click here to read Lisa’s November 2018 Newsletter: Lisa Algozzini has joined the roster of Vox International Artists for worldwide representation.
Christkindlmarkt in Austria 🇦🇹, Weihnachtsmarkt in Germany 🇩🇪 or simply Christmas Market in English 🇺🇸. Whatever you call it, it’s an Austrian / German tradition. In mid-November the markets are set up all around the city and last until Christmas. The markets feature small artisan gifts, food stands and Glühwein or Punsch. Glühwein is the traditional drink of the season. It tastes like a spiced orange juice…but be careful because there is a surprising amount of alcohol too which is intensified by the sugar in the juice.
It was so fun to go to the Fesch’Markt at the Ottakringer Brauerei in Vienna. First of all it was set in an old beer brewery which had a really cool industrial look. The market features unique artisan gifts (kind of like a market of Etsy merchandise). The market tours to different Austrian cities and the bi-annual market in Vienna is this weekend. Definitely worth checking out and looking forward to going this coming June.
This purse by Made by Part was just calling my name, so I had no choice but to make a purchase! This a circular grey tweed bag with a detachable crossbody leather strap. There is a pocket inside and lined with a sturdy waterproof material (like backpack material), so it will keep form, even in the rain.
Tonight I joined a group of friends at Zum Martin Sepp in the idyllic Grinzing in the 19th district of Vienna to celebrate St. Martin’s Day. I think of this holiday like the Austrian Thanksgiving, an autumn feast. It’s typical on St. Martin’s Day to eat gansl (roasted goose), rotkraut (red cabbage), knödel (dumpling), chestnut sauce and garnished with orange slices…Mmmm😋
Why goose, you ask? I just found out: St. Martin is known as a patron to children and to the poor. When St. Martin was trying to avoid becoming bishop, he hid in a goose pen…hence geese have become a symbol of St. Martin.
What does goose taste like? To me it tastes like the dark meat of turkey.
After a a long and difficult night bus from Belgrade back to Vienna, I had no choice but to sleep the entire day. At night, I was finally well rested and went out with my friend Agnieszka to the Rote Bar. Rote Bar is actually a small theater in the Volkstheater. It acts as a lecture hall for the theater in the day, bar at night and a brunch buffet on Sundays. Whatever it’s function, as you can see, it’s gorgeous!
After a great audition at the National Theater of Belgrade, I took a walk around. Their were a combination of different types of architecture which makes this a very vibrant city. PHOTO 1: Temple of Saint Sava / PHOTO 2: House of the National Assembly of Serbia / VIDEO: inside the Church of Saint Sava. I would have also taken a photo of the beautiful theater, but the outside was under heavy construction. Oh, and I got the job…more details to follow! 😀