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Countess Maritza (Graefin Mariza)


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Operette in drei Akten von Julius Brammer und Alfred Gruenwald

Composer: Kalman, Emmerich 1882 - 1953

Version: Operatic Society version Adapted and arranged by Ronald Hanmer English book and lyrics by Nigel Douglas

Composed in 1924, this immensely popular operetta exemplifies Kálmán’s ability to successfully incorporate Hungarian motifs into the traditional Viennese light opera. One of the finest examples of the genre, this work features interesting solo parts for tenor and soprano, a skillfully-crafted, colorful orchestral score, and an well as an engaging story line. SYNOPSIS: Tassilo, the new bailiff on Countess Maritza’s estate, is an impoverished young Baron who has taken the job incognito to pay for his sister’s education. Temperament and pride delay the inevitable happy pairing-off of Maritza with Tassilo, and his sister Lisa with another nobleman from Maritza’s set of friends. Manja, the fortune-telling gipsy, typifies the strong Magyar flavour of the attractive score which features such well-known songs as Play Gipsy

Instrumentation
FLUTE : OBOE : BASSOON : 2 CLARINETS : 2 HORNS : 2 TRUMPETS : 2 TROMBONES : PERCUSSION : HARP : 3 VIOLIN I : 2 VIOLIN II : VIOLA : CELLO : BASS

Publisher
Octava

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