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  • Scores

    The Dollar Princess – vocal score

    Adaptation by Basil Hood and Adrian Ross of Leo Fall’s Die Dollarprinzessin (1907), which ran for 428 performances at Daly’s Theatre, London, 1909–10.

    The Dollar Princess – vocal score (PDF)

    The Dollar Princess – libretto

    Libretto of the adaptation by Basil Hood and Adrian Ross of Leo Fall’s Die Dollarprinzessin (1907).

    The Dollar Princess – libretto (PDF)

    Die Dollarprinzessin – vocal score

    Music by Leo Fall. Vocal score with German lyrics by A. M. Willner and Fritz Grünbaum.

    Die Dollarprinzessin (PDF)

    The Eternal Waltz – vocal score

    Leo Fall’s one-act operetta to an English libretto by Austen Hurgon, which ran for 100 performances at the London Hippodrome, 1911–12.

    The Eternal Waltz (PDF)

    The Girl in the Train – vocal score

    Adaptation by Adrian Ross of Leo Fall’s Die geschiedene Frau (1908), which ran for 339 performances at the Vaudeville Theatre, London, 1910–11.

    The Girl in the Train (PDF)

    Princess Caprice – piano score

    Music by Leo Fall. Vocal score with lyrics by A. Scott Craven, Harry Beswick and Percy Greenbank.

    Princess Caprice (PDF)

    Katja, the Dancer – vocal score

    Music by Jean Gilbert. Vocal Score with lyrics by Harry Graham. Adapted by Frederick Lonsdale and Harry Graham from the book by Leopold Jacobson and Rudolph Oesterreicher.

    Katja, the Dancer (PDF)

    The Cinema Star – vocal score

    Music by Jean Gilbert. Vocal score with lyrics by Harry Graham

    The Cinema Star (PDF)

    The Girl in the Taxi – vocal score

    Music by Jean Gilbert. Vocal score with lyrics by Arthur Wimperis.

    The Girl in the Taxi (PDF)

    The Lady of the Rose – vocal score

    Music by Jean Gilbert. Vocal score with lyrics by Harry Graham. Adapted by Frederick Lonsdale from the book by Rudolph Schanzer and Ernest Welisch.

    The Lady of the Rose (PDF)

    Selection from The Joy-Ride Lady

    Music by Jean Gilbert (orig. Das Autoliebchen), arranged for piano by Clifford Courtenay.

    Selection on Melodies from The Joy-Ride Lady (PDF)

    “Play My Heart Away” (Tango Song)

    Music by Bruno Granichstaedten from Hearts and Diamonds (orig. Der Orlow). Vocal score in English with lyrics by Graham John (adapted from the German of Ernst Marischka and Bruno Granichstaedten).

    Play My Heart Away (Tango Song) (PDF)

    Gipsy Love – vocal score

    Music by Franz Lehár. Vocal score with lyrics by Adrian Ross, based on the English libretto by Basil Hood.

    Gipsy Love (PDF)

    “The Blue Mazurka”

    Vocal score for the song “The Blue Mazurkafrom the operetta of that name. Music by Franz Lehár arranged by H.M. Higgs with vocals by Harry Graham.

    The Blue Mazurka (PDF)

    The Land of Smiles – vocal selection

    Vocal score for 4 songs from The Land of Smiles. Music by Franz Lehár from a musical play by Ludwig Herzer and Fritz Löhner based on Der gelbe Jacke by Victor Léon. English version by Harry Graham.

    The Land of Smiles (PDF)

    The Merry Widow – vocal score

    Music by Franz Lehár arranged for piano by H. M. Higgs. Vocal score in English with lyrics by Adrian Ross (adapted from the German of Victor Leon and Leo Stein)

    The Merry Widow (PDF)

    Die Lustige Witwe – vocal score

    Music by Franz Lehár arranged for piano by Gustav Volk. Vocal score in German with lyrics by Victor Leon and Leo Stein.

    Die lustige Witwe (PDF)

    The Count of Luxembourg – vocal score

    Music by Franz Lehár. Vocal score in English with lyrics by Basil Hood

    The Count of Luxembourg (PDF)

    Das Dreimäderlhaus – vocal score

    Music by Franz Schubert, adapted for the stage by Heinrich Berté. Vocal score in German with lyrics by Dr. A. M. Willner and Heinz Reichert.

    Das Dreimäderlhaus (PDF)

    Blossom Time – piano selection

    Music adapted from melodies of Franz Schubert and Heinrich Berté by Sigmund Romberg.

    A Selection from “Blossom Time” (PDF)

    Lilac Time

    Music by Franz Schubert. By Dr A M Willner and Heinz Reichert. Lyrics by Adrian Ross. Arranged by Heinrich Berté and G H Clutsam.

    Lilac Time (PDF)

    “Castles in the Air”

    Vocal score for the song “Castles in the Air” from the operetta of that name (orig. Frau Luna). Music by Paul Lincke, with words by Adrian Ross

    Castles in the Air (PDF)

    Eva – vocal score

    Vocal score for Eva. Music by Franz Lehár. English book and lyrics by Glen MacDonough. American arrangement by Anton Heindl.

    Eva (PDF)

    Ball at the Savoy – piano selection

    Music by Paul Abraham. Adapted and produced Oscar Hammerstein.

    Ball at the Savoy (PDF)

    The Blue Paradise – vocal score

    A Viennese Opera in a prologue and two acts. Book by Leo Stein and Bela Jenbasch. American Version by Edgar Smith. Lyrics by Herbert Reynolds. Music by Edmund Eysler and Sigmund Romberg.

    The Blue Paradise (PDF)

    Excerpts from Mam’selle Tralala

    Arranged by Sydney Baynes with Music by Jean Gilbert.

    Mam’selle Tralala (PDF)

    The Cousin From Nowhere – vocal score

    Edward Laurillard’s production adapted by Fred Thomas from the book by Herman Haller & Rideamus. Lyrics by Adrian Ross, Robert C. Tharp & Douglas Furber. Music by Edward Kunneke

    The Cousin From Nowhere (PDF)

    Waltz from Milosc w Maju (Love in May)

    Music by Oscar Straus

    Love in May (PDF)

    Excerpt from Frasquita (Polish Version)

    Music by Franz Lehár

    Frasquita (PDF)

    Waltz from Król Skrzypków (The Gypsy Violinist)

    Music by Emmerich Kálmán

    Krol Skrzypkow (PDF)

    Excerpt from Krysia Lesniczanka

    Music by Georg Jarno

    Krysia Lesniczanka (PDF)

    Libretto of Hrabina Marica (Countess Maritza)

    Music by Emmerich Kálmán. Libretto by Julius Brummer and Alfred Grünwald

    Hrabina Marica (PDF)

    The Chocolate Soldier

    Music by Oscar Straus. Libretto by Rudolf Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson. English version by Stanislaus Stange

    The Chocolate Soldier (PDF)

    The Chocolate Soldier – libretto

    Prompt copy of Stanislaus Stange’s libretto.

    The Chocolate Soldier – Volume 1 (PDF)
    The Chocolate Soldier – Volume 2 (PDF)
    The Chocolate Soldier – Volume 3 (PDF)

    The Chocolate Soldier – poster

    Music by Oscar Straus.

    The Chocolate Soldier – Poster (PDF)

    Der Tapfere Soldat

    Music by Oscar Straus. Libretto by Rudolf Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson.

    Der Tapfere Soldat (PDF)

    Viktoria and her Hussar – vocal score

    Alfred Grünwald and Dr Fritz Lohner-Beda. English Book and Lyrics by Harry Graham. Music by Paul Abraham.

    Viktoria and her Hussar (PDF)

    “My Golden Baby” – song

    Words by Alfred Grünwald and Dr Fritz Lohner-Beda. Music by Paul Abraham. From Die Blume von Hawaii.

    My Golden Baby (PDF)

    “Song of the Sea” – song

    Arthur Wimperis and Lauri Wylie. Music by Eduard Kunneke. From the operetta of that name (orig. Lady Hamilton).

    Song of the Sea (PDF)

    Frederica – vocal score

    Ludwig Herzer and Fritz Löhner. Music by Franz Lehar. English Version by Adrian Ross. Lyrics by Harry S. Pepper.

    Frederica (PDF)

    Selection from Song of the Sea

    Arthur Wimperis and Lauri Wylie. Music by Eduard Kunneke (orig. Lady Hamilton).

    Song of the Sea (Selection) (PDF)

    Madame Pompadour – vocal score

    Adapted by Frederick Lonsdale and Harry Graham. From the book by Rudolph Schanzer and Ernest Welisch. Lyrics by Harry Graham. Music by Leo Fall.

    Madame Pompadour (PDF)

    ‘There Must Be Something’ from the operetta Mother of Pearl

    Lyrics by A P Herbert. Music by Oscar Straus. Adapted from the original by Alfred Grunwald.

    There Must Be Something (PDF)

    Selection from The Last Waltz

    Music by Oscar Straus. Arranged by Henri Jaxon

    The Last Waltz (PDF)

    ‘Such is Life-Such is Love’ from Love’s Awakening

    From the original by Herman Haller and Rideamus. English version and lyrics by Adrian Ross. Composed by Eduard Kunneke.

    Such is Life-Such is Love (PDF)

    Selection from The Girl on the Film

    Music by Walter Kollo, Willy Bredschneider and Albert Sirmay. Arranged by H M Higgs.

    The Girl on the Film (PDF)

     

    Front cover of The Lady of the Rose score
    Front cover of The Lady of the Rose score
    The Eternal Waltz cover
    Front cover of The Eternal Waltz score
    The Merry Widow cover
    Front cover of The Merry Widow score
    Das Dreimäderlhaus cover
    Front cover of Das Dreimäderlhaus score


  • Programmes

    Frasquita (A Gypsy Maid) – programme

    Theatre Programme from a production of Frasquita (A Gypsy Maid) at the Princes’ Theatre in Oxford Street, London, 1926.

    Frasquita (A Gypsy Maid) Programme (PDF)

    The Three Graces – programme

    Theatre Programme from a production of The Three Graces (orig. Der Libellentanz) at the Empire Theatre in Leicester Square, London, 1926.

    The Three Graces Programme (PDF)

    Mother of Pearl – programme

    Theatre programme from a production of Mother of Pearl (orig. Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will!) at the Gaiety Theatre, London, 1933.

    Mother of Pearl (PDF)

    The Three Graces cover
    Front cover of The Three Graces programme

  • Films & Recordings
    • Films

      Operetta Films 1907–38

      Films of operettas from the German stage.

       

      Abraham

      • Die Privatsekretärin, 1931, screen operetta, dir. Thiele.
      • Viktoria und ihr Husar, 1931, dir. Oswald; 1954, dir. Schündler.
      • Die Blume von Hawai, 1933, dir. Oswald; 1953, dir. Cziffra. (80–81)
      • Bál a Savoyban [Ball im Savoy], 1935 (with Alpár), 1st Hungarian musical film, dir, Stefan Szekely; 1955, Ball im Savoy, dir. Martin. (42)
      • Die entführte Braut [Roxy und ihr Wunderteam], 1938, dir. Vásáry, later renamed Roxy und das Wunderteam.

       

      Ascher

      • Marie’s Soldier [Der Soldat der Marie], 1927 (silent), dir. Schönfelder.

       

      Benatzky

      • Im weißen Rössl, 1935, dir. Carl Lamac; 1948 Argentine version, La Hosteria del Caballito Blanco, dir. Perojo; 1952, dir. Forst & Charell; 1960, in Gm and Fr versions (L’Auberge du Cheval Blanc), dir. Jacobs.

       

      Berté/Schubert/Clutsam

      • Blossom Time, 1934 (with Tauber), dir. Stein, April Romance in USA (to avoid confusion with Romberg); Drei Mäderl von Schubert, 1936, dir. Emo.

       

      Cuvillier

      • The Lilac Domino {Der lila Domino], 1937, dir. Zelnick.

       

      Eysler

      • Der unsterbliche Lump, 1930, dir. Ucicky & May.

       

      Fall

      • Die Dollarprinzessin, 1908, dir. Duskes, 1911 (Messters-Projektion).
      • Die Rose von Stambul, 1919 (with Massary), dir. Basch.
      • Die geschiedene Frau, 1926 (silent), Aafa-Film.
      • Madame Pompadour, 1927 (with Lillian Gish), dir. Wilcox (British film).
      • Der fidele Bauer, 1929 (silent), Ferry-Film.

       

      Gilbert

      • Die keusche Susanne, 1926, dir. Eichberg; 1937, in Eng and Fr versions, The Girl in the Taxi and La Chaste Suzanne, dir. Berthomieu.
      • The Lady in Ermine [Die Frau im Hermelin], 1927, dir. Flood; Bride of the Regiment, 1930, dir. Dillon.

       

      Heymann

      • Die Drei von der Tankstelle, 1930, screen operetta. dir. Thiele, Ufa’s first operetta (banned in 1937).
      • Der Kongreß tanzt, 1931, screen operetta, dir. Charell.

       

      Jarno

      • Die Förster-Christl, 1925, dir. Zelnick; 1931, dir. Zelnick.

       

      Jessel

      • Schwarzwaldmädel, 1933, dir. Zoch.

       

      Kálmán

      • Die Csárdásfürstin, 1919, dir. Leyde; 1927, dir. Schwarz; 1934, dir. Jacoby, shot in Gm (with Eggerth) & Fr versions (Princesse Czardas, with Lemonnier) with diff casts.
      • Gräfin Mariza, 1925, dir. Steinhoff; 1932, dir. Oswald.
      • Die Zirkusprinzessin, 1929 (silent), dir. Janson.
      • Golden Dawn, 1930, screen operetta, dir. Enright.
      • Ronny, 1931, screen operetta, dir. Schünzel.
      • Die Faschingsfee, 1931 (with Ahlers), dir. Steinhoff.

       

      Kollo

      • Wie einst im Mai, 1937, dir. Schneider-Edenkoben.

       

      Künneke

      • Glückliche Reise, 1933, dir. Abel.
      • Der Vetter aus Dingsda, 1934, dir. Zoch.

       

      Lehár

      • Die lustige Witwe, 1907, Deutsche Bioscop; 1907, Nordisk film (Sweden), 14 mins; 1908, Kalem film (USA); 1909, Brazilian film, c. 10 mins; 1912, Reliance-Majestic film (USA), 15 mins; 1913, Solax film, dir. Guy-Blaché; 1913, Elge-Gaumont; 1913 La Veuve joyeuse (Éclair Film, France); 1918, A Víg Özvegy (Hungarian), dir. Curtiz, 70 mins; 1925 The Merry Widow, dir. von Stroheim; 1934 (with MacDonald & Chevalier), simultaneous Eng & Fr versions, with change of cast except for MacDonald & Chevalier, dir. Lubitsch.
      • Der Graf von Luxemburg, 1909, dir. Messter (10 mins with synchronized records), 1926, dir. Gregor.
      • Wo die Lerche singt, 1918, same year as stage premiere, dir. Marischka; 1936 (with Eggerth), dir. Karel Lamac.
      • Der Rastelbinder, 1926 (silent), dir. Gottlein, Hanus & Mondet.
      • Paganini, 1926, dir. Rahn; 1934, as Gern hab’ ich die Frau’n geküßt, dir. Emo.
      • Die Fürstenkind, 1927 (silent), dir. J. & L. Fleck.
      • Der Zarewitsch, 1929 (silent), dir. J. & L. Fleck; 1933 (with Eggerth), dir. Janson, and dir. Janson & Bernard-Derosne in Fr (Son Altesse Impériale) with diff cast.
      • The Rogue Song [Zigeunerliebe], 1930 (with Tibbett), dir. Barrymore & Roach.
      • Das Land des Lächelns, 1930 (with Tauber), dir. Reichman.
      • Die große Attraktion, 1931 (with Tauber), dir. Reichmann.
      • Es war einmal ein Walzer, 1932 (with Eggerth), dir. Janson, text: Billy Wilder, Gm and Eng versions (Where Is This Lady?).
      • Friederike, 1932, dir. Friedmann-Frederich.
      • Großfürstin Alexandra, 1933, dir. Thiele.
      • Frasquita, 1934, dir. Carl Lamac.
      • Die ganze Welt dreht sich um Liebe [Clo-Clo], 1935 (with Eggerth), dir. Tourjansky.
      • Eva, 1935, dir. Riemann.

       

      Millöcker

      • Der Bettelstudent, 1931, dir. Viktor Jansen, shot in Eng & Germ versions with diff casts; 1936, dir. Georg Jacoby, Ufa.
      • Millöcker/Mackeben, I Give My Heart [The Dubarry], 1935 (with Gitta Alpár), dir. Varney, The Loves of Madame Dubarry in USA.
      • Gasparone, 1937, dir. Jacoby.

       

      Nedbal

      • Polenblut, 1934, dir. Karel Lamac.

       

      Stolz

      • Zwei Herzen in Deivierteltakt, 1930, first Gm sound film, a screen operetta, dir. Bolváry, later adapted for stage as Der verlorene Walzer (1933).
      • Das Lied ist aus, 1930, dir. Bolváry, screen operetta containing song “Adieu, mein kleiner Gardeoffizier” (used in UK & US White Horse Inn).
      • Die lustigen Weiber von Wien, 1931, dir. Bolváry.
      • Liebeskommando, 1931, screen operetta, dir. Bolváry.

       

      Straus

      • The Chocolate Soldier [Der tapfere Soldat], 1914, dir. Morton & Stange.
      • Ein Walzertraum, 1925, dir. Berger; 1931, The Smiling Lieutenant (with Chevalier), dir. Lubitsch.
      • Der letzte Walzer, 1927 (silent), dir. Robison, Ufa; 1934, dir. Jacoby; 1936, in Eng and Fr versions with some changes of cast, but Novotná retained as Vera, The Last Waltz, dir. Barry & Mittler, and La dernière valse, dir. Mittler.
      • Married in Hollywood [Hochzeit in Hollywood], 1929, dir. Silver, 1st Holywood sound operetta, only 12 mins survives).
      • Eine Frau, die weiss, was sie will, 1934 (Czech), dir. Binovec; 1934 (Germ), dir. Janson.
      • Les trois valses [Drei Wälzer], 1938 (with Printemps), dir. Berger.

       

      Strauss

      • Der Zigeunerbaron, 1927, dir. Zelnick; 1935, shot simultaneously in Gm & Fr with diff casts, but Adolf Wöhlbrook retained as Sandor, Gm version dir. Hartl; 1935, Le Baron tzigane (Fr), dir. Chomette.
      • Die Fledermaus, 1931, made in Gm and Fr (La Chauve-souris) versions, dir. Karel Lamac; 1933, Waltz Time [Die Fledermaus], dir. Thiele; 1937, dir. Verhoeven.
      • Waltzes from Vienna, 1934, dir. Hitchcock, 1938, The Great Waltz, dir. Duvivier & Fleming.
      • Eine Nacht in Venedig, 1934, dir. Wiene.

       

      Weill

      • Die Dreigroschenoper, 1931, simultaneously made in French with diff cast as L’Opéra de quat’ sous, dir. Pabst.

       

      Zeller

      • Der Vogelhändler, 1935, dir. Emo.

       

      Ziehrer

      • Die Landstreicher, 1937, dir. Karel Lamac.

       

    • Recordings
  • Productions
    • London Charts

      English Adaptations of Operettas from the German Stage: London 1907–38

      (Ranked in order of the highest number of performances of the first production.)

      1. Lehár, The Merry Widow (Daly’s Theatre, 1907) 778
      2. Cuvillier, The Lilac Domino (Empire Theatre, 1918) 747
      3. Benatzky, White Horse Inn (London Coliseum, 1931) 651
      4. Berté/Schubert/Clutsam, Lilac Time (Lyric Theatre, 1922) 628
      5. Strauss Sr & Jr, Waltzes from Vienna (Alhambra Theatre, 1931) 607
      6. Gilbert, The Lady of the Rose, Daly’s Theatre, 1922) 515
      7. Gilbert, Katja, the Dancer (Gaiety, then Daly’s, 1925) 514
      8. Straus, The Chocolate Soldier (Lyric Theatre, 1910) 500
      9. Fall, Madame Pompadour (Daly’s Theatre, 1923) 461
      10. Benatzky and Strauss, Casanova (London Coliseum, 1932) 429
      11. Fall, The Dollar Princess (Daly’s Theatre, 1909) 428
      12. Mackeben and Millöcker, The Dubarry (His Majesty’s, 1932) 398
      13. Gilbert, The Girl in the Taxi (Lyric, 1912) 384
      14. Kálmán, Soldier Boy (Apollo, 1918) 374
      15. Fall, The Girl in the Train (Vaudeville Theatre, 1910) 339
      16. Lehár, The Count of Luxembourg (Daly’s Theatre, 1911) 339
      17. Lehár, Gipsy Love (Daly’s Theatre, 1912) 299
      18. Stolz, Wild Violets (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 1932) 290
      19. Straus, The Last Waltz (Gaiety Theatre, 1922) 283
      20. Gilbert, Yvonne (Daly’s, 1926) 281
      21. Fall, Princess Caprice (Shaftesbury Theatre, 1912) 265
      22. Straus, My Son John Shaftesbury Theatre, 1926) 255
      23. Hirsch, Toni (Shaftesbury Theatre, 1924) 248
      24. Stolz, Whirled into Happiness (Lyric Theatre, 1922) 245
      25. Kollo, The Girl on the Film (Gaiety, 1913) 232
      26. Kálmán, A Little Dutch Girl (Lyric Theatre, 1920) 215
      27. Kálmán, The Gipsy Princess (Prince of Wales’s Theatre, 1921) 212
      28. Straus, Mother of Pearl (Gaiety Theatre, 1933) 181
      29. Benatzky, The Apache (Palladium, 1927) 166
      30. Künneke, The Song of the Sea (His Majesty’s, 1928) 155
      31. Straus, A Waltz Dream (Hick’s Theatre, 1908) 146
      32. Abraham, Ball at the Savoy (Drury Lane, 1933) 146
      33. Lehár, The Blue Mazurka (Daly’s, 1927) 138
      34. Strauss, Nightbirds (Lyric, 1911) 133
      35. Stolz, The Blue Train (Prince of Wales’s, 1927) 126
      36. Lehár, The Three Graces (Empire, 1924) 121
      37. Straus, Cleopatra (Daly’s, 1925) 111
      38. Lehár, Frederica (Palace Theatre, 1930) 110
      39. Gilbert, The Cinema Star (Shaftesbury, 1914) 108
      40. Gilbert, Mam’selle Tra-La-La (Lyric, 1914) 107
      41. Künneke, The Cousin from Nowhere (Prince’s Theatre, 1923) 106
      42. Gilbert, The Joy-Ride Lady (New Theatre, 1914) 105
      43. Abraham, Viktoria and Her Hussar (Palace Theatre, 1931) 100
      44. Lehár, Clo-Clo (Shaftesbury, 1925) 95
      45. Kálmán, A Kiss in Spring (Alhambra, 1932) 83
      46. Eysler, The Laughing Husband (New Theatre, 1913) 78*
      47. Kálmán, Autumn Manoeuvres (Royal Adelphi Theatre, 1912) 74
      48. Benatzky, The Flying Trapeze (Alhambra Theatre, 1935)73
      49. Lehár, The Land of Smiles (Drury Lane, 1931) 72
      50. Fall, The Merry Peasant (Strand Theatre, 1909) 69
      51. Eysler, The Girl Who Didn’t (Lyric, 1913) 68
      52. Kálmán, Maritza (Palace Theatre, 1938) 68
      53. Lincke, Castles in the Air (Scala Theatre, 1911) 65
      54. Straus, Love and Laughter (New Theatre, 1913) 65
      55. Reinhardt, The Spring Maid (Whitney Theatre, 1911) 63
      56. Lehár, Paganini (Lyceum, 1937) 59
      57. Lehár, Mitislaw (London Hippodrome, 1909) 56
      58. Straus, The Dancing Viennese (London Coliseum, 1912) 48**
      59. Granichstaedten, Hearts and Diamonds (Strand, 1926) 43
      60. Künneke, Love’s Awakening (Empire Theatre, 1922) 37
      61. Weill, A Kingdom for a Cow (Savoy Theatre, 1935) 18
      62. Benatzky, My Sister and I (Shaftesbury, 1931) 8
      63. Gilbert, Lovely Lady (Phoenix, 1932) 4

      * Revised version produced at the Lyric in Dec. 1913 as The Girl Who Didn’t.

      ** Preceded by 48 performances in German.

       

      40 have 100 performances or more.

      5 new German operetta adaptations produced in the West End in 1912, 3 in 1913, 3 in 1914. In 1912, Fall’s Darby and Joan (Brüderlein fein) produced at Coliseum, and Lincke’s The H’arum Lily at the London Pavilion) both one-act operettas. In 1914, Reinhardt’s The Daring of Diane (one act) was produced at the Pavilion.

      5 new productions in 1922, 3 in 1925, 5 in 1931, 5 in 1932. No productions of new operetta from the German stage after Maritza (1938) until Three Waltzes (Oscar Straus) in 1945.

       

      Operettas to English texts (1906–36) by composers for the German stage:

      1          Felix, The Merveilleuses (Daly’s, 1906) 197

      2          Fall (L.), The Eternal Waltz (London Hippodrome, 1911) 100

      3          Fall (R.), Arms and the Girl (London Hippodrome, 1912) 95

      4          Straus, Love and Laughter (Lyric Theatre, 1913) 67

      5          Kálmán, The Blue House (London Hippodrome, 1912) 64

      6          Stolz, Rise and Shine (Drury Lane, 1936) 44

      7          Gilbert, The Girl from Cook’s (Gaiety, 1927) 30

      8          Künneke, Riki-Tiki (Gaiety Theatre, 1926) 18

      9          Künneke, Lover’s Lane (1923) ?

       

      Operetta to French text by composer for German stage:

      Straus, Mariette (His Majesty’s Theatre, 1929) 21

       

      Operettas adapted directly from the Hungarian stage:

      1          Jacobi, The Marriage Market (Daly’s, 1913) 423

      2          Jacobi, Sybil (Daly’s, 1921) 374

       

      Top Composers:

      Lehár  10

      Gilbert 9

      Straus  9

      Kálmán  7

      Fall 6

      Benatzky 5

       

      The Top Twenty adaptations of silver-age operettas ranked in order of the highest number of West End performances, 1907–38. Date of first London performance given.

      1. Lehár, The Merry Widow (1907) 1317
      2. Berté/Schubert/Clutsam, Lilac Time (1922) 1092[1]
      3. Cuvillier, The Lilac Domino (1918) 747
      4. Benatzky, White Horse Inn (1931) 651
      5. Strauss Sr & Jr, Waltzes from Vienna (1931) 607
      6. Straus, The Chocolate Soldier (1910) 599
      7. Gilbert, The Girl in the Taxi (1912) 597
      8. Gilbert, The Lady of the Rose (1922) 543
      9. Gilbert, Katja, the Dancer (1925) 514
      10. Fall, The Dollar Princess (1909) 497
      11. Fall, Madame Pompadour (1923) 461
      12. Benatzky and Strauss, Casanova (1932) 429
      13. Jacobi, The Marriage Market (Daly’s, 1913) 423
      14. Mackeben and Millöcker, The Dubarry (1932) 398
      15. Jacobi, Sybil (Daly’s, 1921) 374
      16. Fall, The Girl in the Train (1910) 339
      17. Lehár, The Count of Luxembourg (1911) 339
      18. Lehár, Gipsy Love (1912) 299
      19. Stolz, Wild Violets (1932) 290
      20. Straus, The Last Waltz (1922) 283

      In top twenty are 3 by Gilbert, 3 by Lehár, 3 by Fall, and 2 by Jacobi, and 2 by Straus.

      [1] 35 performances were given in German at the Aldwych (1933).

      London Charts

    • New York Charts

      English Adaptations of Operettas from the German Stage: New York 1907–38

      (Ranked in order of the highest number of performances of the first production.)

      1. Berté/Schubert/Romberg, Blossom Time (Ambassador, 1921) 516
      2. Romberg (orig. Kollo), Maytime (Shubert Theatre, 1917) 492
      3. Lehár, The Merry Widow (New Amsterdam Theatre, 1907) 416
      4. Eysler, The Blue Paradise (Casino Theatre, 1915) 356
      5. Kálmán, Countess Maritza (Shubert Theatre, 1926) 321
      6. Strauss Jr. & Sr., arr. Korngold & Bittner, The Great Waltz (Center Theatre, 1934)
      7. Straus, The Chocolate Soldier (Lyric Theatre, 1909) 296
      8. Fall, The Dollar Princess (Knickerbocker Theatre, 1909) 288
      9. Gilbert, The Lady in Ermine, (Ambassador Theatre, 1922) 238
      10. Benatzky, White Horse Inn (Center Theatre, 1936) 233
      11. Kálmán, Miss Springtime (New Amsterdam Theatre, 1916) 224
      12. Stolz, Sky High (Shubert Theatre, 1925) 217
      13. Reinhardt, The Spring Maid (Liberty Theatre, 1910) 208
      14. Kálmán, Her Soldier Boy (Astor Theatre, 1916) 198
      15. Kálmán, The Circus Princess (Winter Garden Theatre, 1927) 192
      16. Straus, The Last Waltz (Century Theatre, 1921) 185
      17. Berény, Little Boy Blue (Lyric Theatre, 1911) 184
      18. Granichstaedten, The Rose Maid (Globe Theatre, 1912) 181
      19. Lehár, Alone at Last (Shubert Theatre, 1915)                         180
      20. Gilbert, The Red Robe (Shubert Theatre, 1928) 167
      21. Benatzky, Meet My Sister (Shubert Theatre, 1930) 167
      22. Künneke + Offenbach, The Love Song (Century Theatre, 1925) 157
      23. Kálmán, Sari (Liberty Theatre, 1914) 151
      24. Künneke, Caroline (Ambassador Theatre, 1923) 151
      25. Fall, The Siren (Knickerbocker Theatre, 1911) 136
      26. Reinhardt, The Purple Road (Liberty Theatre, 1913) 136
      27. Straus (+Strauss Sr & Jr) Three Waltzes (Majestic Theatre, 1937) 122
      28. Lehár, The Count of Luxembourg (New Amsterdam Theatre, 1912) 120
      29. Eysler, Vera Violetta (Winter Garden Theatre, 1911) 112
      30. Cuvillier, Flora Bella (Casino Theatre, 1916) 112
      31. Gilbert, Katja (44th Street Theatre, 1925) 112
      32. Straus, A Waltz Dream (Broadway Theatre, 1908) 111
      33. Nedbal, The Peasant Girl (44th Street Theatre, 1915) 111
      34. Fall, The Rose of Stamboul (Century Theatre, 1922) 111
      35. Cuvillier, The Lilac Domino (44th Street Theatre, 1914) 109
      36. Kollo, Three Little Girls (Shubert Theatre, 1930) 104
      37. Gilbert, The Queen of the Movies (Globe Theatre, 1914) 104
      38. Ziehrer, Mlle. Mischief (Lyric Theatre, 1908) 96
      39. Lehár, Frederika (Imperial Theatre, 1937) 95
      40. Ziehrer, The Kiss Waltz (Casino Theatre, 1911) 88
      41. Fall, The Doll Girl (Globe Theatre, 1913) 88
      42. Burgess, et al. (orig. Straus), Naughty Riquette (Cosmopolitan,’26) 88
      43. Mackeben + Millöcker, The Du Barry (Cohen Theatre, 1932) 87
      44. Fall, Madame Pompadour (Martin Beck Theatre, 1924) 80
      45. Kálmán, The Yankee Princess (Knickerbocker Theatre, 1922) 80
      46. Eysler, The Love Cure (New Amsterdam Theatre, 1910) 78
      47. Romberg (orig. Ascher), Follow Me (Casino Theatre, 1916) 78
      48. Kálmán, The Riviera Girl (New Amsterdam Theatre, 1917) 78
      49. Berény, The Girl from Montmartre (Criterion Theatre, 1912) 72
      50. Kollo, Springtime of Youth (Broadhurst Theatre, 1922) 68
      51. Jarno, The Girl and the Kaiser (Herald Square Theatre, 1910) 64
      52. Kollo, The Girl on the Film (44th Street Theatre, 1913) 64
      53. Winterberg, The Girl from Brazil (44th Street Theatre, 1916) 61
      54. Gilbert, A Modern Eve (Casino Theatre, 1915) 56
      55. Lehár, The Man with Three Wives (Weber and Fields’ Music Hall, 1913)
      56. Eysler, The Laughing Husband (Knickerbocker Theatre, 1914) 48
      57. Winterberg, The Lady in Red (Lyric Theatre, 1919) 48
      58. Kálmán, The Gay Hussars (Knickerbocker Theatre, 1909) 44
      59. Fall, The Girl in the Train (Globe Theatre, 1910) 40
      60. Fall, Lieber Augustin (Casino Theatre, 1913) 37
      61. Heuberger, The Opera Ball (Liberty Theatre, 1912) 32
      62. Kálmán, The Woman Haters (Astor Theatre, 1912) 32
      63. Lehár, Gypsy Love (Globe Theatre, 1911) 31
      64. Gilbert, Modest Suzanne (Liberty Theatre, 1912) 24
      65. Berté, The Rose of Panama (Daly’s Theatre, 1912) 24
      66. Lehár, Eva (New Amsterdam Theatre, 1912) 24
      67. Straus, My Little Friend (New Amsterdam Theatre, 1913) 24
      68. Lehár, Maids of Athens (New Amsterdam Theatre, 1914) 22
      69. Straus, My Lady’s Glove (Lyric Theatre, 1917) 16
      70. Kollo, Phoebe of Quality Street (Shubert Theatre, 1921) 16
      71. Fall, The Eternal Waltz (Palace Theatre, 1913) 12
      72. Gilbert, Marching By (Chanin’s 46th Street Theatre, 1932) 12
      73. Weill, The Threepenny Opera (Empire Theatre, 1933) 12
      74. Lehár, The Star Gazer (Plymouth Theatre, 1917) 8
      75. Lehár, Where the Lark Sings (Manhattan Opera House, 1920) 5

      36 have runs of over 100.

      Last operetta here is Three Waltzes, which closed on 9 Apr. 1938. Last to be performed was Blossom Time on 26 Dec. 1938, closing after 19 perfs in Jan. 1939. Then nothing till 15 Jul. 1942, Merry Widow revival at Carnegie Hall (39 perfs). No Broadway production of a new operetta from the German stage until the belated New York premiere of Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns in 1946, which then ran for just 36 performances under the title Yours Is My Heart. Kálmán’s Marinka (1945) was composed to an English text, and did well (165 perfs). Sky High was the title given to Stolz’s operetta Der Tanz ins Glück (1920), produced in London as Whirled into Happiness (Lyric Theatre, 1922).

       

      Operettas to English texts (1908–1938) by composers for the German stage:

      1          Goetzl, The Royal Vagabond (Cohan and Harris, 1919) 348

      2          Jacobi & Kreisler, Apple Blossoms (Globe, 1919) 256

      3          Kálmán, Golden Dawn (Hammerstein’s, 1927) 184

      4          Weill, Knickerbocker Holiday (Ethel Barrymore, 1938) 168

      5          Felix, Lassie (Nora Bayes, 1920) 159

      6          Künneke, The Love Song (Century, 1925)  157

      7          Weill, The Eternal Road (Manhattan Opera House, 1937) 153

      8          Felix, Pom-pom (Cohan, 1916) 128

      9          Jacobi, Rambler Rose (Empire, 1917) 72

      10        Weill, Johnny Johnson (44th Street, 1936) 68

      11        Sirmay, Ripples (New Amsterdam, 1930) 55

      12        Jacobi, The Half Moon (Liberty, 1920) 48

      13        Felix, Peg-o’-My-Dreams (Jolson, 1924) 32

      14        Felix, Tantalizing Tommy (Criterion, 1912) 31

      15        Jacobi, The Love Letter (Globe, 1921) 31

      16        Holländer, The Charity Girl (Globe, 1912) 21

      17        Fall, The Eternal Waltz (Palace, 1913) 12

       

      Operettas adapted directly from the Hungarian stage:

      1          Jacobi, Sybil (Liberty, 1916)                                                               168

      2          Jacobi, The Marriage Market (Knickerbocker, 1913)                        88

       

      Top Composers:

      Lehár               10

      Kálmán            9

      Fall                  8

      Gilbert             7

      Straus              6

      Eysler              4

      Kollo               4

       

      The Top Twenty adaptations of silver-age operettas ranked in order of the highest number of Broadway performances, 1907–38. Date of first New York performance given.

      1. Berté/Schubert/Romberg, Blossom Time (1921) 651
      2. Lehár, The Merry Widow (1907) 520
      3. Straus, The Chocolate Soldier (1909) 441
      4. Eysler, The Blue Paradise (1915) 356
      5. Strauss Jr. & Sr., arr. Korngold & Bittner, The Great Waltz (Center Theatre, 1934) 347
      6. Kálmán, Countess Maritza (1926) 337
      7. Fall, The Dollar Princess (1909) 288
      8. Gilbert, The Lady in Ermine, (1922) 238
      9. Benatzky, White Horse Inn (1936) 233
      10. Kálmán, Miss Springtime (1916) 224
      11. Stolz, Sky High (1925) 217
      12. Reinhardt, The Spring Maid (1910) 208
      13. Kálmán, Her Soldier Boy (1916) 198
      14. Kálmán, The Circus Princess (1927) 192
      15. Straus, The Last Waltz (1921) 185
      16. Berény, Little Boy Blue (1911) 184
      17. Lehár, Alone at Last (1915) 180
      18. Granichstaedten, The Rose Maid (1912) 176
      19. Jacobi, Sybil (Liberty, 1916) 168
      20. Gilbert, The Red Robe (1928) 167
      21. Benatzky, Meet My Sister (1930) 167

      In the top twenty are 4 by Kálmán, 2 by Benatzky, 2 by Gilbert, 2 by Lehár, and 2 by Straus.

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