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Wiener Frauen


(Music by Franz Lehár: Book and lyrics by Ottokar Tann-Bergler and Emil Norini) - (1902)


The beautiful Claire was once in love with her piano teacher Willibald - not so much for his personal charm as for a waltz song which he could sing irresistibly - but that was yeas ago. He went to America, and Claire heard he had drowned. Now she is to marry the wealthy Philip, but just then the tinkle of a piano being tuned - and the old waltz song - is heard in the next room. Claire knows Willibald is alive, and goes to him. Confusion reigns but in the end Claire and Philip do come together, while Willibald finds consolation with Claire's maid.

The waltz song is the famous Paradise Waltz, and the score also features the stirring 'Nechledil' March.

Principals: 3 Female, 3 Male, SATB Chorus.

Sets: 1

Orchestra: 2222/423/Perc/Hp/Strings

Language Version G