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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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. This second couple also sings a duet, a charming waltz, and then we reach the first act finale, almost a quarter-of-an-hour long.

Paganini is warned by Bella but ignores her words. Pqganini operetta was recorded live at a pagganini and there is some applause.

Paganini (Lehár, Franz)

The women are all hypnotised by his playing. 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. However the Berlin impresario was at first reluctant to mount Paganini at all since it received such a cool reception in Vienna. The setting is the smuggler’s tavern – The Rust Hobnail – where the smugglers gamble and drink their time and money away.

Zoran Todorovich, who has taken part in several earlier operetta recordings for CPO, is here at his most charming and brilliant. It is also very well sung. Paganini does not discourage either woman, and the Princess – on discovering this – takes revenge by having Paganini arrested.


Another love story sails up. The finest we have had in years. The old Electrola recording with Nicolai Gedda and Anneliese Rothenberger has recently been reissued for the umpteenth time and it will probably never be completely surpassed, but a cast of Kristiane Kaiser, Zoran Todorovich and the rest is a serious challenger.

Some items to consider Brahms Symphony 4 Dvorak Symphony 9. Here Paganini learns who the charming lady is and he falls in love with her, as she had already done with him.

Tauber had a contract with the Berlin State Opera, which required him to be in Stockholm at the time of the Vienna premiere.

His voice has darkened but he has retained the schmaltz in the tone. The winner, Pimpinelli, promises to return to him the violin if Paganini will confide his secret to conquering women. He begins playing with such a passion that Anna Elisa forgets her anger and falls in love again. Act II In the ensuing six months, Paganini has been appointed court conductor and musical director of Lucca’s opera.

Ulf Schirmer is a masterly operetta conductor and his choral and orchestral forces are also well versed in the idiom. Otherwise there is little that reveals there is an audience present.

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. Her brother Napoleon is enraged and dispatches Graf Hedouville to Lucca with the king’s orders: Henry Raudales plays exquisitely with pinpoint double-stops.

Paganini reassures him that his one and only love is his violin. Elhar what you will get. If she can’t win her famous violinist, she’ll have to settle for Pimpinelli – better the Mayor than no man at all!

Paganini (operetta) – Wikipedia

The artists have got together to play a card game call chances. Donate and keep us afloat. The exalted town mayor, Pimpinelli, orders a meal for the Hunting Society and her royal highness, Anna, in the village tavern. As the Princess is about to command the prima donna to leave the court, Bella shows her Paganini’s love song. Continue to use the site or find out more here.


Paganini is to leave town immediately! The Princess, disguised as a street singer, has followed Paganini. Then the story begins to unfold.

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.

Herbert and Harry Dexter. 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. In the ensuing six months, Paganini has been appointed court conductor and musical director of Lucca’s opera.

She starts a frivolous song but Paganini immediately recognises her voice. In her next song Anna Elisa admits that, in spite of already being married, she has fallen in love with the violinist: Set in Italy inthe story tells of the legendary violinist’s romance with the sister of Napoleon. Lehar, Franz – 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. A knock at the door is heard: Prince Felice arrives with his huntsmen but an argument develops between the royal couple over Paganini’s cancelled concert.

She is currently the Prince’s mistress but she is always ready to flirt with a suitable admirer.