The Great Waltz (Revised)

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The story of THE GREAT WALTZ is loosely based on the real-life feud between the composer Johann Strauss Sr. and his son, Johann Strauss Jr., allegedly because of the father’s jealousy of his son’s greater talent. The operetta is set to the music of the two composers.

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  • Music by Johann Strauss Sr. and Jr., adapted by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest
    Additional lyrics by Forman Brown
    Book by Jerome Chodorow from the original by Moss Hart and Milton Lazarus

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    13     Prompt Books for Dialogue Parts
    31     Chorus-Vocal Parts
    4       Conductor Scores for Vocal Parts

  • (In Order of Appearance)

    Organ Grinder - Chorus
    First Composer - Chorus
    Second Composer - Chorus
    Third Composer - Chorus
    Fourth Composer - Chorus
    Ebeseder
    Albert
    Katie
    Hirsch
    Dommayer
    Resi
    Helene Vernet
    Captain Elliot
    Johann Strauss, Jr. (Schani)
    Hartkopf
    Johann Strauss, Sr.
    Clerk - Chorus
    Fritz - Dancer
    Drexler
    Ernst - Chorus
    Ling Ching
    Doorman - Chorus
    Frau Haberwatzel - Chorus
    Countess von Lugenstein - Chorus

  • THE GREAT WALTZ (Revised) opened in 1949 at the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera with Strauss’ music and new English-language lyrics adapted by Robert Wright and George Forrest. This version was used for a London revival that opened at the Drury Lane Theatre on July 9, 1970 and ran for 605 performances.

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