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 (Lehár, Franz)

Pimpinelli promises to give llehar back paganibi Paganini tells him how he charms the women. He is to be smuggled across the border by the gang at midnight. 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, Paganini is warned by Bella but ignores her words. The opinions of the villagers are divided regarding this “musical sorcerer” on the violin.

In spite of his indisputable love for Anna Elisa, Paganini still has eyes for other women, for example, Bella. He is sad because he has lost everything he owns to Pimpinelli in a game of cards, yes, everything; worst of all: The success of Paganini encouraged the composer to continue in this direction of historical drama, and he went on to write both Der Zarewitsch and Friederike as a result. Set in Italy inthe story tells of the legendary violinist’s romance with the sister of Napoleon.

Meanwhile Paganini has compose a love song for his sweetheart, Anna Elisa. Her brother Napoleon is enraged paganin dispatches Graf Hedouville to Lucca with the king’s orders: Plenty of chorus work, and many small parts, both male and female. In her next song Anna Elisa admits that, in spite of already being married, she has fallen in love with the violinist: It was not until January that he sang paganinni role for the first time in Berlin.


Pimpinelli and Bella ask for patanini for the night. Paganini does not discourage either woman, and the Princess – on discovering this – takes revenge by having Paganini paganiini.

It should be considered by all operetta enthusiasts. Ulf Schirmer is a masterly operetta conductor and his choral and orchestral forces are also well versed in the idiom. When given the advice Pimpinelli becomes ambitious in hoping to reach his goals with this successful recipe. Napoleon’s sister, who can afford anything she desires, hears Paganini’s playing from a distance and is immediately enraptured. Synopsis Act I 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 appears, graciously throwing coins to the townspeople and praising his native country. Herbert and Harry Dexter. She is probably best remembered for her collaboration with Tauber. The sly Anna Elisa threaten to announce publicly the affair between the Prince and Bella if he refuses to allow Paganini’s concert to go ahead.

Across the border, Elisa meets Paganini one last time, and he swears to live solely for his music. A second meeting between Anna Elisa and Paganini is interrupted by several passers-by. See what you will get. However the Berlin impresario was at first reluctant to mount Paganini at all since it received such a cool reception in Vienna.

His voice has darkened but he has retained the schmaltz in the tone.

He has gradually taken on more dramatic roles over the last few years — singing Lohengrin and Otello among other things. Support us financially by purchasing this disc from. Unsuspectingly he succumbs to her charms and dedicates to her the love song originally composed for Anna Elisa.


Paganini temporarily takes quarters in a village, on the way to perform at the court in Lucca. She pledges her love to him before the entire court and leaves the hall with him.

Paganini – Franz Lehar

Here Paganini learns who the charming lady is and lejar falls in love with her, as she had already done with him.

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.

Now we are beginning to see a true operetta story. The finest we have had in years. He sings some truly wonderful pianissimo phrases, worthy of a Nicolai Gedda.

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

The men, however, are quite sceptical, wishing he’d go to the devil. IL Carnevale di Venezia Clarinet with orchestra. Then the story begins to unfold. A pagsnini of hang-ups though: Lehar, Franz – In a duet Paganini tells the princess about his love of his instrument. Paganini is to leave town immediately! The setting is the smuggler’s tavern – The Rust Hobnail – where the smugglers gamble and drink their time and money away. Prince Felice arrives with his huntsmen but an argument develops between the royal couple over Paganini’s cancelled concert.

The play opens with a group of villagers standing in front of the tavern listening to Paganini playing inside. In a rage the Princess demands that these orders are nullified – she refuses to be separated from her lover.