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Chapters: The Merry Widow, List of Operas and Operettas by Lehar, the Land of Smiles, Der Zarewitsch, Giuditta, Der Graf Von Luxemburg. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership inMoreChapters: The Merry Widow, List of Operas and Operettas by Lehar, the Land of Smiles, Der Zarewitsch, Giuditta, Der Graf Von Luxemburg. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 35. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Merry Widow (1905)Der Graf von Luxemburg (1909)Der Zarewitsch (1927)The Land of Smiles (1929)Giuditta (1934) The Merry Widow (German: ) is an operetta by the AustroHungarian composer Franz Lehar. The librettists, Viktor Leon and Leo Stein, based the story concerning a rich widow, and her countrymens attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband on an 1861 comedy play, Lattache dambassade (The Embassy Attache) by Henri Meilhac. The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna and continues to be frequently revived. Well-known music from the score includes the Vilja Song, Da geh ich zu Maxim (Youll Find Me at Maxims), and the Merry Widow Waltz. The operetta was first performed at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna on 30 December 1905 with Mizzi Gunther as Hanna, Louis Treumann as Danilo, Siegmund Natzler as Baron Zeta and Annie Wunsch as Valencienne. It was Lehars first major success, becoming internationally the best-known operetta of its era. Lehar subsequently made changes for productions in London in 1907 (two new numbers), and Berlin in the 1920s, but the definitive version is basically that of the original production. The operetta toured Austria and in 1906 enjoyed productions in Hamburgs Neues Operetten-Theater, Berlins Berliner Theater (starring Gustav Matzner as Danilo and Marie Ottmann as Hanna, who made the first complete recording in 1907), and Budapests Magyar Szinhaz. Its English adaptation by Basil Hood, with lyrics by Adrian Ross, became a sensation in London in 1907 ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=56058