Schubert, still unable to tell Hannerl that he loves her, instead asks Schober to sing a song that he has written for her ("Ungeduld"). A musical in three acts. Blossom Time, Sigmund Romberg's delightful 1921 operetta, is based on the music of Franz Schubert and on that composer's touching love life. It originally opened at the Winter Garden on September 29, 1921 and was never out of production in one way or another through its last revival in 1943. The three daughters of Christian Tschöll, the court glass maker, visit the three friends. adapted from the operetta Das Dreimäderlhausby A.M. Wilner & Heinze Reichert, which in turn, was adapted from the novel Schwammerlby Dr. R.H. Bartsch. [1] It still receives occasional productions.[3][6]. Blossom Time, operetta (1) Deep in My Heart, Dear, for voice & orchestra (fro... (1) Lover Come Back To Me (1) Maytime, operetta (1) One alone (1) Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (1) Stout Hearted Men, song (from "The New Moon") (1) The Desert Song, operetta (4) The New Moon (1) The Student Prince, operetta (2) When I Grow Too Old To Dream (1) Book and Lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Based on the life and music of Franz Schubert, Blossom Timeis a tangled web of romantic intrigue in which Schubert loses his inspiration and his girl, Mitzi Krantz… Only One Love Ever Fills The Heart 3. version of operetta Das Dreimäderlhaus by Berté in which Schubert's mus. [21], The tenor Richard Tauber played Schubert in several productions and tours of Das Dreimäderlhaus in Europe, first at Plauen, Germany, on 24 January 1920,[22] and then in five performances of the original version at the Theater an der Wien in October 1921 [Neue Freie Presse]. Serenade 5. He is best known for The Student Prince (1924) and other favorites including Blossom Time (1921), The Desert Song (1926), and The New Moon (1928). ISBN: 9780300111835 0300111835: OCLC Number: 77574623: Description: xvii, 362 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm. The songs recorded included the following: The following discs were also recorded at the same time: Al Goodman conducted an album of 10 selections from Blossom Time for RCA Victor in the 1940s, which was briefly issued on LP. [7] The show was staged by J. C. Both the Broadway and West End versions toured extensively in subsequent decades and were frequently revived until the 1950s. [25] Readers Digest included a selection in their album A Treasury of Great Operettas, first offered for sale in 1963. BLOSSOM TIME. The Student Prince, operetta~Deep in My Heart, Dear. Stars: Richard Tauber, Jane Baxter, Carl Esmond. His friends return to his lodgings after the concert just before Schubert dies, surrounded by angels, as "Ave Maria" is heard.[9]. He also wrote music for motion pictures and conducted orchestral arrangements of his works for recordings. Blossom Time. Their work bore rich fruit, Blossom Time was one of New York’s most popular light musical works, running for some 516 performances during its initial run beginning in September 1921 at the Ambassador Theater, and another 576 performances by satellite companies in Philadelphia and Chicago. The original London cast recorded at least four double-sided 12" acoustic recordings of highlights for the Vocalian company in 1922. [8], Donnelly changed the character names and several of the settings. Vocal Gems from BLOSSOM TIME (Arranged from the Music of Franz Schuber by S. Romberg) Columbia Light Opera Co. 1. January 1, 2013 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. Lyrics / book by Dorothy Donnelly. The plot follows the basic story of the original, but many significant details are changed, well-known Schubert pieces are gratuitously inserted and historically inaccurate material familiar to Americans of the era is added. With Das Dreimäderlhaus, ironically, his music finally became famous in a stage work.[2]. Two of the girls are in love with Schubert's roommates, and the third, Hannerl, is chaperoning her sisters. Other Works. In 1886, he had sung the part of the "Prince of Song" (i.e. Schubert's friends arrange for Hannerl ("Mitzi" in this version) to have singing lessons with Schubert as the cover for why the other daughters are there, when the father appears. 114". Source for information on Blossom Time: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music dictionary. One flower grows alone in your garden (from Desert Song)~Let Love Go/One Flower Grows Alone in Your Garden. In 1959 June Bronhill and Thomas Round recorded Lilac Time for HMV when they were stars of Sadler's Wells Opera. 10. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. The Prater in Vienna; Drawing Room in the house of Kranz; Schubert's lodgings. Performances. IBDB (Internet Broadway Database) archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. Romberg's score used variations on Schubert's classic melodies. Das Dreimäderlhaus (House of the Three Girls), adapted into English-language versions as Blossom Time and Lilac Time, is a Viennese pastiche operetta with music by Franz Schubert, rearranged by Heinrich Berté (1857–1924), and a libretto by Alfred Maria Willner and Heinz Reichert [de]. The Prater in Vienna; Drawing Room in the house of Kranz; Schubert's lodgings. Music by Sigmund Romberg. [2] The operetta spawned a sequel entitled Hannerl. All but forgotten now, Blossom Time was one of the most popular musical shows in America of the twentieth century. For example, in Act I, Schubert writes "Ständchen" for Count Scharntoff, who plans to give it (as his own work) to his wife, who is in love with Schober. This page was last edited on 10 September 2020, at 23:25. Blossom Time. In Act III, some of Schubert's works are about to be given in a concert, but Schubert is too ill to attend. Hannerl misunderstands Grisi's warning, believing it to be about Schubert rather than Schober. Musical Comedy Operetta Original Broadway. is arr. [3] Debuting during World War I, the operetta's popularity was fueled by the public's taste for nostalgia, harnessing an old-fashioned, sentimental story and Schubert's familiar music. In the spring of 1826, Schubert, a poor young composer, has quarters in an old Viennese house together with two friends. Blossom Time was voted the best British film of 1934 by the readers of Film Weekly. While several American musicals utilized the mittel-European ambience of Blossom Time, the only official film version of the operetta was made in Great Britain. X-9176 – "Dance of Bridesmaids and Children", Three Waltz Themes. It became the second longest-running Broadway musical of the 1920s and, after extensive tours, played Broadway again in 1939 and 1943. Im deutschen Sprachraum hatte die amerikanische Version naturgemäß keine Chance, dazu war Bertés Operette zu erfolgreich. Schrödter was already 60 in 1916. Song Of Love Columbia A6209 (98002); Recorded in 1921 11. [4] In 2005, UK label Classics for Pleasure, a branch of EMI, released on CD the 1959 HMV recording of Lilac Time[25], Information from exhibition and photo site, Information from the Schubert Institute website, Notes to Albany Records 2002 recording by Ohio Light Opera, Information about a 2008 production of the original version at Stadttheater Baden, Information about the various film versions, "Berte: Das Dreimaderlhaus / Walter, Dewald, Pfeffer", Article discussing German, English and other versions of this piece from the Schubert Institute, with links to a synopsis and other materials, Information about the London version and the Park and Hanmer version, Favorable analysis of the Romberg version, 1928 International Columbia Graphophone Competition, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Das_Dreimäderlhaus&oldid=977782406, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Opening – Greta, Kupelweiser, Von Schwind, Vogel, Chorus, Three Little Maids – Mitzi, Fritzi, Kitzi, Chorus, Serenade – Baron Franz Schober, Franz Schubert, Vogel, Kupelweiser, Von Schwind, Hansy, My Springtime Thou Art – Baron Franz Schober, Franz Schubert, Vogel, Kupelweiser, Von Schwind, *Girls, Moment Musicale – Franz Schubert, Hansy, Dancer, Love Is a Riddle – Baron Franz Schober, Binder, Erkman, Mitzi, Fritzi, Kitzi, Girls, Let Me Awake – Bellabruna, Baron Franz Schober, Only One Love Ever Fills the Heart – Mitzi, Baron Franz Schober, Finale Act 2 – Mitzi, Franz Schubert, Baron Franz Schober, Keep It Dark – Bellabruna, Vogel, Von Schwind, Kupelweiser, Lonely Hearts – Mitzi, Fritzi, Kitzi, Greta, Franz Schubert, Signorina Fiametta Marini – Doris Clayton, Opening Number – Oh the Maytime is a Gaytime, Just a Little Ring – Lili, Tilli and Willi, Four Jolly Brothers – Schober, Vogl, Schwind and Kappel, Hark, Hark! Blossom Time was an immense success, the second longest running book musical of the century until it was ousted by the next Romberg-Shubert hit, The Student Prince (1924). Originally the score was mostly Berté, with just one … The work gives a fictionalized account of Schubert's romantic life, and the story was adapted from the 1912 novel Schwammerl by Rudolf Hans Bartsch(1873–1952). The same team, three years later, adapted Old Heidelberg to make The Student Prince, but in the case of The Student Prince, the entire score was written by Romberg, not by another composer. Blonde Mohair wig. She is jealous and believes that he must be cheating on her. Pink sheer netting dress trimmed in white lace style ribbon and flowers pinned at the waste with pink silk ribbon. Given the success of the original Broadway and touring productions of Blossom Time, this production opened the same night … Comments. Showing all 15 items. Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2017. She assumes that Hannerl is the other woman and warns her to stay away from her man. The show played for more than 500 performances and became one of the longest-running musicals in Broadway history. Sigmund Romberg. This is the story of Franz Schubert, so it is darker than most operettas. Music by Franz Schubert arranged by Sigmund Romberg. They then get him drunk so that he agrees to the double wedding. Operetta Series #304 "BLOSSOM TIME" Hard plastic doll with movable arms, jointed legs and sleep eyes. Huffman. In 1921 and 1923 it played simultaneously at two theatres in New York! In the Prater the following morning, everyone assembles. NY 1921. Blossom Time opened September 29, 1921 at Broadway's Ambassador Theater. March 7, 1926. Book and Lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly. Sigmund Romberg. Capriccio released a recording of Das Dreimäderlhaus in 1997, conducted by Alfred Walter, and[26] Ohio Light Opera released a recording of the opera in 2002. The credits for this production have not yet been completed or verified. Clutsam's adaptation hews more closely to Berté's original than does Romberg's. Opening Date. The operetta received productions in over 60 countries and was translated into numerous languages. Both sides by the Regent Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Raybould. (1943) Stage: Wrote source music (melodies) for "Blossom Time", produced on Broadway. (May 21, 1923 - Jun 09, 1923) Description. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for The Ultimate Sigmund Romberg, Vol. Lilac Time opened at the Lyric Theatre on December 22, 1922 and ran for 626 performances,[11] The production was directed by Dion Boucicault; the musical director was Clarence Raybould. Actress Giuditta Grisi, the mistress of Baron Franz Schober, one of Schubert's friends, arrives. Romberg's score used variations on Schubert's classic melodies. Adapted from the Viennese singspiel "Das Dreimaderlhaus" by Dr. Baron Franz Schober, Franz Schubert, Vogl, Kuepelweiser, Von Schwind and Hansy, Baron Franz Schober, Binder, Erkmann, Mitzi, Fritzi, Kitzi and Girls, Bellabruna, Vogl, Von Schwind and Kuepelweiser, Mitzi, Fritzi, Kitzi, Greta and Franz Schubert. Das Dreimäderlhaus then premiered in Paris on May 7, 1921 in a French adaptation by Hugues Delorme and Léon Abric called Chanson d'amour (Song of Love). Blossom Time, operetta~Song of Love … by S. Romberg. Schubert takes on Hannerl as his singing pupil, and although the two fall in love, they are each too shy to reveal their feelings. Eventually, Schubert ends up alone, disappointed, but consoled by Hannerl's happiness and by his music. © 2001 - 2020, The Broadway League, All Rights Reserved. – Schubert, Schober, Vogl, Schwind and Kappel, Under the Lilac Bough – Schubert, Schober, Vogl, Schwind and Kappel, When Skies Are Blue – Lili, Tilli, Willi, Schober, Binder and Braun, I Want To Carve Your Name – Finale act II, Strolling Through the Morning Air – Promenade Septet, I Ask the Spring Blossom Laden – Finale Act III, K-05065 – "The Golden Song" (Butterworth and Pounds); "Underneath the Lilac Bough" (Pounds, Butterworth, Heming, H. Cameron, J. Kelly and E. Morgan), K-05066 – "I am Singing, I Your Lover" (Heming); "The Three Little Girls" (Butterworth), K-05067 – "Dream Enthralling" (Pounds); "Dear Flower, Small and Wise" (Butterworth and Pounds), K-05068 – "I Want to Carve Your Name" (Butterworth and Heming); "When the Lilac Bloom Uncloses" (Butterworth and Heming). His first outstanding operetta, Maytime, was produced in 1917. Schubert's two roommates drink with Tschöll in their courtyard, underneath a Lilac tree, and he agrees to their engagements with his daughters. A musical play in 3 acts adapted from the operetta Das Dreimäderlhaus by A.M. Wilner & Heinze Reichert, which in turn, was adapted from the novel Schwammerl by Dr. R.H. Bartsch. The Broadway production of Blossom Time opened at the Ambassador Theatre on September 29, 1921, where it ran for 592 performances, starring Bertram Peacock and Olga Cook. 'Blossom Time' Returns, Still Very Much Alive; Operetta Is Now Five Years Old and Has Been Performed More Than Five Thousand Times. Lilac Time opened at the Lyric Theatre on December 22, 1922 and ran for 626 performances. Blossom Time: The Story of Blossom Time; the Franz Schubert Operetta. A.M. Willner and Heinz Reichert. While several American musicals utilized the mittel-European ambience of Blossom Time, the only official film version of the operetta was made in Great Britain. 516. A musical play in 3 acts adapted from the operetta Das Dreimäderlhausby A.M. Wilner & Heinze Reichert, which in turn, was adapted from the novel Schwammerlby Dr. R.H. Bartsch. This debuted at the Ambassador Theatre on September 29, 1921, where it ran for 592 performances; it was revived several times on Broadway over the next two decades. Sigmund Romberg. Music by Franz Schubert arranged by Sigmund Romberg. The touring "Blossom Time," with a cast headed by Everett Marshall, is bound for the Forty-sixth Street Theatre on the night of Dec. 26. [18] The piece was revived at the London Coliseum in 1936,[19] the Stoll Theatre in 1942,[20] and His Majesty's Theatre in 1949. F.p. 1: Original Cast Recordings - Sigmund Romberg on AllMusic - 2001 Clutsam, an Australian composer, moved to London and wrote, among other things, a 1912 biography of Schubert. It's difficult to believe that Sigmund Romberg 's treacly operetta Blossom Time was ever produced anywhere outside of a high school gymnasium, but in fact the play was extremely popular in its first run. The Ohio Light Opera. Musical comedy/operetta (revival). Let Me Awake 2. Blossom Time (1921), based on the life of Franz Schubert, featured songs derived from that composer’s works. Blossom Time (1921 - 592 performances) was a fictitious love story involving the great composer Franz Schubert. A couple of months later, the first two daughters are marrying their fiancés at Tschöll's house, and the three roommates are all guests at the wedding. Large straw hat trimmed in pink flowers and pink silk ribbon. Sigmund Romberg was a prolific composer of the early 20th century whose romantic operettas touched the hearts of many. Sep 29, 1921. Book and Lyrics by Dorothy Donnelly She turns away from the composer and falls in love with Schober. The work gives a fictionalized account of Schubert's romantic life, and the story was adapted from the 1912 novel Schwammerl by Rudolf Hans Bartsch (1873–1952). Five years after the Vienna opening, in 1921, the Shubert brothers acquired the American rights to Das Dreimäderlhaus with a view to customising the operetta for American audiences. Romberg: Blossom Time. More of Schubert's friends come to visit. Verified Purchase. There followed in the 1920s a series of operettas popular for their romantic plots and richly melodic songs. It debuted on tour in the British provinces, moving to the Lyric Theatre in London on 17 March 1942.[24]. 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