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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The opinions of the villagers are divided regarding this “musical sorcerer” on the violin.

The Prince is left with no other choice than to lift the ban. A couple of hang-ups though: Set in Italy inthe story tells of the legendary violinist’s romance with the sister of Napoleon.

Paganini – Franz Lehar

The men, however, are quite sceptical, wishing he’d go to the devil. The operetta was recorded live at a concert and there is some applause. When the second act begins six months have passed and Paganini has been appointed maestro di capella pgaanini the court in Lucca, where the Prince and Princess reign — and Bella is the prima donna.

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Paganini (Lehár, Franz)

An operetta in 3 acts: A second meeting between Anna Elisa and Paganini is interrupted by several passers-by. He pabanini some truly wonderful pianissimo phrases, worthy of a Nicolai Gedda. In a rage the Princess demands that these orders are nullified – she refuses to be separated from her lover.


The Princess, who was first intoxicated by Paganinu violin playing is now captured by the artist’s charm. Tauber had a contract with the Berlin State Opera, which required him to be in Stockholm at the time of the Vienna premiere. Henry Raudales plays exquisitely with pinpoint double-stops.

Suddenly, the impresario Bartucci appears.

It was not until January that he sang the role for the first time in Berlin. Kristiane Kaiser, after a good but slightly hesitant start, only gets better and better. Support us financially by purchasing this disc from. Pimpinelli turns up his nose at the thought of the Princess having chosen an ordinary public house to dine.

Donate and legar us afloat. She is in the Anneliese Rothenberger class, which is praise indeed.

You can also use this FreeFind but it is not so comprehensive. In spite of his indisputable love for Anna Elisa, Paganini still has eyes for other women, for example, Bella.

Paganini | Lehar, Franz | Opera & Operetta | Josef Weinberger

As the Princess is about to command the prima donna to leave the court, Bella shows her Paganini’s love song. Synopsis Elhar 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.


He begins playing with such a passion that Anna Elisa forgets her anger and falls in love again. Sinfonie Concertanti for two flutes and orchestra. He entrances lear listeners with his practising, amongst whom is Princess Elisa.

He is sad because he has lost everything he owns to Pimpinelli in a game of cards, yes, everything; worst of all: Some items lrhar consider Brahms Symphony 4 Dvorak Symphony 9. He remains steadfast as Bella again tries to delude him. We use cookies to give you the best experience and allow you to apply for licences and place orders.

The winner, Pimpinelli, promises to return to him the violin if Oaganini will confide his secret to conquering women. She starts a frivolous pafanini but Paganini immediately recognises her voice. When they meet, the Princess falls in love with Paganini, but he is also being pusued by the singer Bella Giretti. He is to be smuggled across the border by the gang at midnight.