Opera Scotland

Blossom Time

Music

G H Clutsam

Text

Rodney Ackland (book)

G H Clutsam & Richard Tauber (lyrics)

Source

Film of the same title. Some of the music by Schubert.

 

Background

This popular musical comedy presented by Tom Arnold is described thus in the programme: 'Music arranged from Schubert with lyrics and additional numbers by G H Clutsam and R Tauber'. Richard Tauber had previously toured in operettas by Lehár, but he also gave recitals in which Schubert songs featured prominently.

The setting is Vienna 1826 and the plot introsuces several well-known musical and literary associates of the composer, as well as the romantic interest.

 

Scenes

Act 1, Scene 1. Wimpassinger's Dancing School.

Act 1, Scene 2. A Street outside Schubert's Lodgings.

Act 2, Scene 1. Artistes' Room at Sophiem Concert Hall.

Act 2, Scene 2. Concert Platform.

Act 2, Scene3. Dancing School again.

Act 3, Scene 1. A Street outside Schubert's Lodgings.

Act 3, Scene 2. The Palace - an Ante-Chamber in the Arch-Duchess's Apartments.

The Cast

Amalia
 a Pupil of Wimpassinger's Dancing School
Angelica
 a Pupil of Wimpassinger's Dancing School
Anna
 a Pupil of Wimpassinger's Dancing School
Arch-Duchess
 
Baron
 
Captain of Police
 
Caroline
 a Pupil of Wimpassinger's Dancing School
Countess
 
Diabelli
 a Music Publisher
Diana
 an Artist's Model
Elizabeth
 a Pupil of Wimpassinger's Dancing School
Franz Schubert
 
Frau Stomp
 a Landlady
Frau Weine
 Frau Stomp's Friend, Proprietress of a CafĂ©
Girl
 with Shopping-Basket
Johann Mayrhofer
 
Joseph Huttenbrenner
 a Friend of Schubert
Kathi
 a Pupil of Wimpassinger's Dancing School
Manager
 of Concert Hall
Max von Klettingen
 an Officer of the Arch-Duchess' Body Guard
Mitzi Keller
 a Pupil of Wimpassinger's Dancing School
Modiste
 
Moritz von Schwind
 a Friend of Schubert
Peter von Hohenburg
 an Officer of the Arch-Duchess' Body Guard
Pianist
 
Pierre Lafond
 an Antique Dealer
Sonnleithner
 a Music Lover
Venus
 an Artist's Model
Vicki
 Wimpassinger's Daughter
Vogl
 a Singer
Vogl's Manservant
 
Wimpassinger
 a Dancing Master

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