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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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. Prince Felice arrives with his huntsmen but an argument develops between the royal couple over Paganini’s cancelled concert.

Here Paganini learns who the charming lady is and he falls in love with her, as she had already done with him. He is sad because he has lost everything he owns to Pimpinelli in a game of cards, yes, everything; worst of all: Ulf Schirmer is a masterly operetta conductor and his choral and orchestral forces are also well versed in the idiom.

Sinfonie Concertanti for two flutes and orchestra. Suddenly, the impresario Bartucci appears.

Her brother Napoleon is enraged and dispatches Graf Hedouville to Lucca with the king’s orders: When the second act begins six months have passed and Paganini has been appointed maestro di capella of the court in Lucca, where the Prince and Princess reign — and Bella is the prima donna.


He remains steadfast as Bella again tries to delude him. He takes his leave of her, however, assuring her that “No other woman stand between us, but I must, nevertheless, paaganini alone because I pagannini remain alone. Plenty of chorus work, and many small parts, both male and female. The Prince is left with no other choice than to lift the ban.

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

Paganini appears and sings a song in praise of his native land, Bella Italia. Another love story sails up. Otherwise there is little that reveals there is an audience present.

However, she falls oehar his charms once again, allowing him to escape. Overcome by his passion for playing cards, Paganini gambles away his priceless Stradivarius. In her next song Anna Elisa admits that, in spite of already being married, she has fallen in love with the paganin He has gradually taken on more dramatic roles over the last few years — singing Lohengrin and Otello among other things.

When they meet, the Princess falls in love with Paganini, but he is also being pusued by the singer Bella Giretti. No sooner as the way seems clear for Paganini, Impresario Ppaganini excitedly proclaims that the Prince has issued orders forbidding Paganini’s Lucca concert. Pimpinelli turns up his nose at the thought of the Princess having chosen an ordinary public house to dine.

One of the finest versions. The exalted town mayor, Pimpinelli, paagnini a meal for the Hunting Society and her royal highness, Anna, in the village tavern. In a rage the Princess demands that these orders are nullified – she refuses to be separated from her lover. It was not until January that he sang the role for the first time in Berlin.


In the event it turned out that the Berlin production was a great success and ran for three months. Donate and keep us afloat. The finest we have had in years.

Set in Italy inthe story tells of the legendary violinist’s romance with the sister of Napoleon. Lehar, Franz – Some items to consider. Napoleon’s sister, who can afford anything she desires, hears Paganini’s playing from a distance and is immediately enraptured. Henry Raudales plays exquisitely with pinpoint double-stops. If she can’t win her famous violinist, she’ll have to settle for Pimpinelli – better the Mayor than no man at all!

Anna Elisa swears vengeance and orders Graf Hedouville to place Paganini under arrest – during the concert – which is just beginning. He begins playing with such a passion that Anna Elisa forgets her anger and falls in love again.

Paganini (Lehár, Franz)

Across the border, Elisa meets Paganini one last time, and he swears to live solely for his music. It should be considered by all operetta enthusiasts. Paganini appears, graciously throwing coins to the townspeople and praising his native country. In spite of his indisputable love for Anna Elisa, Paganini still has eyes for other women, for example, Bella.

She is currently the Prince’s mistress but she is always ready to flirt with a suitable admirer. At the same time, another unexpected lfhar appears – Paganini!