Berlin: Drei Masken-Verlag [PN D.M.V. 2400], 1921.
Folio. Original publisher's wrappers with illustration in colour by Wolfgang Ortmann to upper. 1f. (title),  (cast list, contents), 3-158 pp.
Wrappers slightly worn and soiled; slightly cropped, just touching text; small tear to blank outer margin repaired; dampstain to lower inner portion; minor paper loss and cracking to spine. Moderately browned.
Die Bajadere, to a libretto by Julius Brammer and Alfred Grünwald, was first performed in Vienna at the Carl Theater on December 23, 1921.
"Kálmán’s most successful and typical works are those in which the Viennese waltz is mixed with the Hungarian popular style. His major international operetta successes all had Hungarian settings, while other works had sub-plots with opportunities for music in the Hungarian manner. Even in his last work, set on a ranch in Arizona, the heroine is a Hungarian. Thus he was able to add to his fund of melody an almost obsessive taste for Hungarian popular rhythms, set off by a penchant for opulent orchestral colouring and instrumental counterpoint." Andrew Lamb in Grove Dictionary of Opera.
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