Waltz Dream, A
Composer: Straus, Oscar 1870 - 1954
English by Michael Flanders and Edmund Tracey
Oscar Straus’ first attempt at a Viennese operetta, after several operas and burlesques, brought him international renown. The sentimental story, full of nostalgia for old Vienna, appealed greatly to German and Austro-Hungarian audiences and the original Viennese production at the Carltheater in 1907 enjoyed a longer run than even The Merry Widow. In the imaginary state of Rurislavenstein the heiress to the throne has disrupted court life by marrying a common Austrian guardsman, Niki. After much heart-searching and a near disaster, when she mistakes Niki’s harmless meeting with Franzi (the leader of an Austrian girls’ orchestra) for infidelity, the Princess learns to love her hastily-chosen husband and the inevitable happy ending ensues.
2 (2 dbl picc).2.2.2. / 22.214.171.124. / timp / perc / hp / str Stage Music: 126.96.36.199. / 0.2.0.0. / perc / pno / harm / solo vln / str 188.8.131.52.1. (orchestral set has interpolations to be used for English version)
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