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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Here Paganini learns who the charming lady is and he falls in love with her, as she had already done with him. No woman is safe in Pimpinelli’s presence and he yet again tries his luck with the lovely Bella – but without success.

Suddenly, the impresario Bartucci appears.

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.

He entrances the listeners with his practising, amongst whom is Princess Elisa. Anna Elisa swears vengeance and orders Graf Hedouville to place Paganini under arrest – during the concert – which is just beginning.

Kristiane Kaiser, after a good but slightly hesitant start, only gets better and better. Pagsnini have a better suggestion: He is to be smuggled across the border by the pwganini at midnight. The exalted town mayor, Pimpinelli, orders a meal for the Hunting Society and her royal highness, Anna, in the village tavern.

The opinions of the villagers are divided regarding this “musical pagannii on the violin. In the event it turned out that the Berlin production was a great success and ran for three months.


One of the most enjoyable. Overcome by his pagankni for playing cards, Paganini gambles away his priceless Stradivarius. It was not until January that he sang the role for the first time in Berlin. Paganini, accompanied by his impresario, Bartucci, visits the small Principality of Lucca, whereupon the townspeople are given a chance to hear his diabolically tempting violin playing.

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

However the Berlin impresario was at first reluctant to mount Paganini at all since it received such a cool reception in Vienna. Synopsis Act I Paganini, accompanied by his impresario, Bartucci, visits the pafanini Principality of Lucca, whereupon the townspeople are given a chance to hear his diabolically tempting violin playing.

Plenty of chorus work, and many small parts, both male and female.

She is in the Anneliese Rothenberger class, which is praise indeed. She is currently the Prince’s mistress but she is always ready to flirt with a suitable admirer. Unfortunately, Tauber was unavailable for the Vienna premiere of Paganini, on October 30,but he was able to participate in the Berlin premiere of January 30, When given the advice Pimpinelli becomes ambitious in hoping to reach his goals with this successful recipe.

He begins playing with such a passion that Anna Elisa forgets her anger and falls in love again. The operetta was recorded live at a concert and there is some applause.

Paganini (Lehár, Franz)

Paganini is warned by Bella but ignores her words. Lehae can also use this FreeFind but it is not so comprehensive. Herbert and Harry Dexter. Paganini does not discourage either woman, and the Princess – on discovering this – takes revenge by having Paganini arrested.

Paganini temporarily takes quarters in a village, on the way to perform at the court in Lucca. Henry Raudales plays exquisitely with pinpoint double-stops.


In the ensuing six months, Paganini has been appointed court conductor and musical director of Lucca’s opera. Paganini appears, graciously throwing coins to the townspeople and praising his native country. Then follows the most famous song in the operetta and one of the most famous in any operetta: Subscribe to our free weekly review listing sample Sample: Otherwise there is little that reveals there is an audience present.

When they meet, the Princess falls in love with Paganini, but he is lfhar being pusued by the singer Bella Giretti. Then the story begins to unfold. The Princess, who was first intoxicated by Paganini’s violin playing is now captured by the artist’s charm. Follow us lenar Twitter. In her next song Anna Elisa admits that, in spite of already being married, she has fallen in love with the violinist: Paganini appears and sings a song in praise of his native land, Bella Italia.

Across the border, Elisa meets Paganinni one last time, and he swears to live solely for his music. Her brother Napoleon is enraged and dispatches Graf Hedouville to Lucca with the king’s orders: One of the finest versions.

Sinfonie Concertanti for two pagaini and orchestra. Ulf Schirmer is a masterly operetta conductor and his choral and orchestral forces are also well versed in the idiom.

Meanwhile Paganini has compose a love song for his sweetheart, Anna Elisa. Act II In the ensuing six months, Paganini has been appointed court conductor and musical director of Lucca’s opera.

In a duet Paganini tells the princess about his love of his instrument.