Peter und Paul im Schlaraffenland / Peter's reise im Schlaraffenland

Composer: Lehar, Franz 1870 - 1948

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Peter und Paul im Schlaraffenland (1906), which opened a year after Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), is Lehár’s children’s opera - a fairytale in one act. SYNOPSIS: Two lazy apprentices, Peter and Paul, run away from their master, cobbler Kneipp and his quarrelsome wife. In an inn they hear of the Land of Cockaigne, where the Idle are well thought of, and decide to visit there. They reach it by moonlight and are offered citizenship if they can win an eating competition. They do so, but decide not to stay and run away, pursued by the King of Cockaigne. The evil spirit Schlendrianus tries to stop them, but the good fairy Laborosa breaks the spell. On Christmas Eve they return, somewhat chastened, to the cobbler and his wife, who themselves have since reformed

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