This work is likely not in the public domain in the US (due to first publication with the required notice after , plus renewal or “restoration” under the. Lehár’s 28th completed work for the stage, Paganini (), took fourteen months to compose, and typifies the last phase of the silver age of operetta. It is also. The title role in Paganini was the first that Lehár wrote expressly for Richard Tauber, although he had already sung in Zigeunerliebe and Frasquita some years.

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The women are all hypnotised by his playing. Anna Elisa has her entrance song, backed up by the chorus of villagers and then hears the violin playing and wonders who it is.

I have a better suggestion: The setting is the smuggler’s tavern – The Rust Hobnail – where the smugglers gamble and drink their time and money away. Meanwhile Paganini has compose a love song for his sweetheart, Anna Elisa. In a duet Paganini tells the princess pagankni his love of his instrument.

One of the finest versions. The exalted town mayor, Pimpinelli, orders a meal for the Hunting Society and her lehhar highness, Anna, in the village tavern. The artists have got together to play a card game call chances.

Paganini (operetta) – Wikipedia

Subscribe to our free weekly review listing leha Sample: Paganini appears, graciously throwing coins to the townspeople and praising his native pagwnini. It is also one of the many biographical operettas that were popular in the first part of the twentieth century, in which historical figures became the central figures in theatrically bittersweet love affairs.


She is in the Anneliese Rothenberger class, which is praise indeed. Then, less seriously perhaps, several timings have been mixed up in the track-list.

Paganini (Lehár, Franz) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Now we are beginning to see a true operetta story. Prince Felice arrives with his huntsmen but an argument develops between the royal couple over Paganini’s cancelled concert. In the ensuing six months, Paganini has been appointed court conductor and musical director of Lucca’s opera. In the event it turned out that the Berlin production was a great success and ran for three months.

Anna Elisa swears vengeance and orders Graf Hedouville to place Paganini under arrest – during the concert – which is just beginning. No sooner as the way seems clear for Paganini, Impresario Bartucci excitedly proclaims that the Prince has issued orders forbidding Paganini’s Lucca concert.

Paganini (Lehár, Franz)

A knock at the door is heard: In a rage the Princess demands that these orders are nullified – she refuses to be separated from her lover. We use cookies to give you the best experience and allow you to apply for licences and paganinii orders. The court gossip flowers – rumours concerning the Princess’ affair have even spread a far as Paris. He takes his leave of her, however, assuring her that “No other woman stand between us, but I must, nevertheless, go alone because I must remain alone.

However, she falls for his charms once again, allowing him to escape. Suddenly, the impresario Bartucci appears. This second couple also sings a duet, a charming waltz, and then we reach the first act finale, almost a quarter-of-an-hour long.


It should be considered by all operetta enthusiasts. He entrances the listeners with his practising, amongst whom is Princess Elisa. The men, however, are quite sceptical, wishing he’d go to the devil. Synopsis Act Pgaanini Paganini, accompanied by his impresario, Bartucci, visits the small Principality of Lshar, whereupon the townspeople are given a chance to hear his diabolically tempting violin playing. He begins playing with such a passion that Anna Elisa forgets her anger and falls in love again.

He is to be smuggled across the border by the gang at midnight. One of the most enjoyable. The opinions of the villagers are divided regarding this “musical sorcerer” on the violin.

His voice has darkened but he has retained the schmaltz in the tone. She is probably best remembered for her collaboration with Tauber. As the Princess is about to command the prima donna to leave the court, Bella shows her Paganini’s love song.

Sinfonie Concertanti for two flutes and orchestra. Paganini temporarily takes quarters in a village, on the way to perform at the court in Lucca.