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Franz Lehár

Operetta in three acts

Premiere operetta Paganini took place on 30 October 1925 in Johann Strauss Theater in Vienna. Libretto by Paul Knepler and Béla Jenbach. The original text called "Hexenmeister" wrote Knepler (apparently without any ambition) to Lehar deliver it to his friend Viktor Wögerer. The theme drawn from the life of the famous violinist Niccolo Paganini. Verses modified libretto Béla Jenbach. This operetta began a new era in musical creation Franz Lehar. Musically increasingly closer to opera (music is dramatic, the characters are musically expressed in more depth). In fact it was mainly influenced by Puccini, Lehar linked with whom friendship and mutual admiration. Lehár begins to produce works that do not end happily, which is quite unusual for operettas. Love remains the main characters ultimately unfulfilled. Even these Lehár's operetta sadly ended with the audience had great success. Last operetta in Olomouc was 24. 10. 1997.

Participating in the orchestra, chorus and ballet Moravian Theatre Olomouc.

Duration: approx. 2 hours 20 min., 2 breaks