Four weeks after the closure of Fall’s Operette, Die lustige Witwe . years later the libretto for London’s Primrose pinched precisely Léon and. The Merry Widow, German Die lustige Witwe, comic operetta in three acts by Hungarian composer Franz Lehár (libretto in German by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein. 2. Mai Die lustige Witwe: Operette in drei Akten (teilweise nach einer fremden Grundidee) / von Victor Léon und Leo Stein ; Musik von Franz Lehár.

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Nonetheless, the production went forward. Arranger Henry Marcellus Higgs —piano reduction. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. As the “Ladies’ Choice” dance is about to begin, Hanna becomes swarmed with hopeful suitors. When Njegus produces the fan, which he had picked up earlier, Baron Zeta suddenly realizes that the fan belongs to Valencienne.

The third act was set in Maxim’s. It lustive produced by Henry Wilson Savage. Librehto URLs are the best. David McKay Companyp. In a lively discussion, they agree that they will never understand women.

The two adapted the libreyto as a libretto and updated the setting to contemporary Paris, expanding the plot to reference an earlier relationship between the widow this time a countrywoman and the Count, and moving the native land from a dour German province to a colourful little Balkan state.

The following year, the operetta played in Brussels.

luatige His fears are calmed when he sees the words Valencienne had written on the fan. Franck gave the text to the most popular upmarket comedy writers of the day, Gaston de Caillavet and Robert de Flers, for adaptation and they, like the British, made their amendments to the original.


Since then, it has been staged frequently in English. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Danilo was a prince with gambling debts.

In addition, the widow admits to an affair to protect the Baron’s wife, and oustige Count’s haven is changed to the Parisian restaurant and nightclub Maxim’s. Ludwig Doblingern. Film and other adaptations have also been made.

Hanna, Danilo and Zeta separately bribe the Maitre’d to clear the room so Hanna and Danilo can be alone. Theatrical mythology has every country unwillingly taking lsutige Die lustige Witwe without any expectation of success. Any text you add should be original, not copied from other sources.

Arranger Gustav Volk The book underwent some alterations for the London presentation of the show initially announced as The Jolly Widow. Part II”Musicals However, it is in the public domain in Canada where IMSLP is hosted and other countries where the term is life-plus years such as China, Japan, Korea and many others worldwide.

It was revived in London’s West End inrunning for performances, and in and Thank You for Your Contribution! Karczag, however, showed little enthusiasm for wtiwe show. There were other alterations, too.

Die lustige Witwe – libretto

Danilo sets aside his pride and asks Hanna to give up Camille for the sake of the country. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. It was eventually produced in wtiwe city with a theatre industry. In The Merry Widow he gives the characters Hanna and Danilo a spirited kolo a dance form in the second act, and he uses rustic and folk elements throughout the work. If she chooses to marry a Frenchman, Pontevedro will lose her fortune. Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions.


Lehár, Franz – Die lustige Witwe – libretto

At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. In New York, where revivals had passed inandmusical film-stars Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura played the piece in before going on to repeat their performances around the world.

Hanna, however, chooses the one man who is not apparently interested in dancing with her: The operetta was to become one of the most popular in the repertoire. The Harry Ralph Company, n.

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Hanna Glawari, who has inherited twenty million francs from her late husband, is to be a guest at the ball — and the Pontevedrin ambassador, Baron Zeta, is scheming to ensure that she will keep her fortune in the country, saving Pontevedro from bankruptcy. In desperation the envoy, Baron Zeta, attempts to persuade his countryman Count Danilo to marry Hanna before it is too late.

However, they lose the incriminating fan, which is found by embassy counsellor Kromow.

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