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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Danilo arrives and meets Hanna. Dir ad-libbed extensive “business” in the role of the Baron. Discovering the fan, accidentally left behind by Danilo, Camille begs Valencienne to let him have it as a keepsake.

Die lustige Witwe (Lehár, Franz)

The librettists and theatre producer lustlge had the opera set by Austrian composer Richard Heuberger, whose operetta Der Opernball was quite popular at the time.

Zeta finds the brokenhearted Danilo, and as they argue, Hanna enters.

witws Arranger Henry Marcellus Higgs —piano reduction. Valencienne assures Baron Zeta of her fidelity by pointing out her reply to Camille’s declaration of love written on the fan: He swears to divorce his wife and marry the widow himself, but Hanna stops him by declaring that she will lose her fortune if she remarries.

There was a problem with your submission. In Germany, on the other hand, the piece, which has elsewhere suffered surprisingly little from the depredations of directors out to make themselves noticed by setting it in Greenland or the 14th century, has had some rather extreme treatments.

This contribution has not yet been formally edited by Britannica. Arranger Martin Iwtwe fl.

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Both stars were so enthusiastic about the piece that they supplemented the theatre’s low-budget production by paying for their own lavish costumes. At her Parisian home, Hanna hosts a party, complete with Pontevedrian folk dancers and singers. A revival ran for performances. Henry Marcellus Higgs — The book underwent some alterations for the London presentation of the show initially announced as The Jolly Widow.


The men of the embassy are still worried about her potential marriage plans. Count Danilo Danilovich baritone. It is very unlikely that this work is public domain in the EU, or in any country where the copyright term is life-plus years.

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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. That problem, of course, raised its head elsewhere and a curious lawsuit arose in New York when Savage attacked one variety house for playing The Merry Widow without permission.

Two pieces put out by Vitagraph in as Courting the Merry Widow and The Merry Widow Takes Another Husband were fakers that used the famous title to try to interest customers in what was no more that a one-lady, two-men short. Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article.

Although Parisians were worried about how their city would be portrayed in the operetta, the Paris production was well received and ran for performances. He composed a draft of the score, but it was unsatisfactory, and he gladly left the project. He evokes a polonaisemarchesParisian cancans and galopsa cafe song, and the most exquisite of waltzes. The Park version is a whole-tone lower than the original. Much to Danilo’s delight, Hanna tells him that she was never engaged to Camille, but that she was protecting the reputation of a married woman.


His pride assuaged, he now proposes, only to find — as all ends happily — that the money goes to the new husband.

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At the Pontevedrian embassy in Parisa gala party is in progress, yet worry is the mood of the day. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use libreetto Privacy Policy.

The last commercial London production of the libreto was in with Lisbeth Webb. Valencienne puts off Camille’s advances, saying that she is a respectable wife.

In the s, the Light Opera of Manhattana year-round professional light opera repertory company in New York City, commissioned Alice Hammerstein Mathias, the daughter of Oscar Hammerstein IIto create cie new English adaptation, which was revived many times until the company closed at the end of the s.

Arranger Gustav Volk The Grisettes, Parisian cabaret girls, make a grand entrance, led by the voluptuous ZoZo. Doblinger Genre Categories Operettas ; Theatrical Works ; Operas ; For voices, mixed chorus, orchestra ; Scores featuring the voice ; Scores featuring mixed chorus ; Scores featuring the orchestra ; For voices and libreetto with orchestra ; German language ; For piano arr ; For 1 player ; Scores featuring the piano ; For voice, accordion, mandolin arr ; Scores featuring the accordion llustige Scores featuring the mandolin ; For voices with solo instruments ; For piano 4 hands arr ; Scores featuring the piano 4 hands ; For 2 players.