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 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. IL Carnevale di Venezia Clarinet with orchestra. Across the border, Elisa meets Paganini one pagaanini time, and he swears to live solely for his music.

It is also very well sung.

He entrances the listeners with his practising, amongst whom is Lehat Elisa. Set in Italy inthe story tells of the legendary violinist’s romance with the sister of Napoleon. Here Paganini learns who the charming lady is and he falls in love with her, as she had already done with him.

No woman is safe in Pimpinelli’s presence and he yet again tries his luck with the lovely Bella – but without success. Some items to consider. Click here for a comprehensive, downloadable catalogue of the English versions of our operas and operettas. Henry Raudales plays exquisitely with pinpoint double-stops.


When they meet, the Princess falls in love with Paganini, but he is also being patanini by the singer Bella Giretti.

The setting is the smuggler’s tavern – The Rust Hobnail – where the smugglers gamble and drink their time and money away.

An operetta in 3 acts: It was not until January that he sang the role for the first time in Berlin. It should be considered by all operetta enthusiasts. He remains steadfast as Bella again tries to delude him.

Paganini – Franz Lehar

Zoran Todorovich, who has taken part in several earlier operetta recordings for CPO, is here at his most charming and brilliant. Paganini temporarily takes quarters in a village, on the way to perform at the court in Lucca. Kristiane Kaiser, after a good but slightly hesitant start, only gets better and better. Continue to use the site or find out more here.

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.

The winner, Pimpinelli, promises to return to him the violin if Paganini will confide his secret to conquering women. 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. Unfortunately, Tauber was unavailable for the Vienna premiere of Paganini, on October 30,but he was able to participate in the Berlin premiere of January 30, Then follows the most famous song in the operetta and one of the most famous in leuar operetta: Pimpinelli turns up his nose at the thought of the Princess having chosen an ordinary public house to dine.


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

Paganini (Lehár, Franz) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Plenty of chorus work, and many small parts, both male and female. We use cookies to give you the best experience and allow you to apply for licences and place orders.

The Princess, disguised as a street singer, has followed Paganini. It is also one of the many biographical operettas that were popular in the first part of the twentieth century, in which historical figures became the central figures in theatrically bittersweet love affairs.

Paganini (Lehár, Franz)

Donate and keep us afloat. He is sad because he has lost everything he owns to Pimpinelli in a game of cards, yes, everything; worst of all: The finest we have had in years. Prince Felice arrives with his huntsmen but an argument pahanini between the royal couple over Paganini’s cancelled concert. A knock at the door is heard: Act II In the ensuing six months, Paganini has been appointed court conductor and musical director of Lehra opera.