Budapest: Rózsavölgyi & Co. [PN R és T 4770], 1928.
Folio. Original publisher's gray wrappers printed in dark red. 3ff. (half-title, title, cast list, contents), 200 pp.
Distributors' handstamps to upper wrapper and first pages.
Wrappers somewhat worn and soiled; spine slightly frayed. Light uniform browning throughout; occasional annotations in pencil and underlining in red pencil.
Ernő Dohnányi's opera Der Tenor, composed to a libretto by Ernst Góth after Carl Sternheim's Bürger Schippel (1913), premiered in Budapest at the Király Theatre on February 9, 1929.
"The opera mirrors three layers of society and the relationships between them. Notable is the servility of the burghers towards the duke, seen against their constant humiliation of Schippel. The composer offers his best work here: the music sparkles with wit and abounds in lyricism. The work was an instant success in Hungary and throughout Germany. Its run came to an end when Dohnányi refused to substitute a non-Jewish alternative for the Mendelssohn song quoted in the finale." Bálint Vázsonyi in Grove Dictionary of Opera.
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