Der letzte Walzer

Der letzte Walzer
Operas by Oscar Straus
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Der letzte Walzer (1920)

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Der letzte Walzer (The Last Waltz) is a Viennese operetta in three acts, with music by Oscar Straus, to a libretto by Julius Brammer and Alfred Grünwald. It opened at the Berliner Theater in Berlin on 12 February 1920 and starred Fritzi Massary.


English adaptations

An English adaptation for Broadway was prepared by Harold R. Atteridge and Edward Delaney, with additional music by Al Goodman and opened at the Century Theatre in New York on May 10, 1921, running for 185 performances.

Another English adaptation was prepared for the London stage by Robert Evett and Reginald Arkell. This version opened at the Gaiety Theatre, London on December 7, 1922 and ran for 240 performances. It starred Jose Collins, who sang "The Mirror Song" on BBC radio.


  • General Krasian
  • Baron Ippolith Mekowitch
  • Prince Paul
  • Lieutenant Jack Merrington
  • Captain Kaminski
  • Lieutenant Labinski
  • Ensign Orsinski
  • Vladek
  • Officer of the Guard
  • Countess Alexandrowna
  • Annuschka, Hannuschka, Petruschka, Babuschka, and Vera Lisaveta, her daughters
  • Chorus of Officer, Attendants, Court Ladies, etc.

Musical numbers

Act I
  • Man is Master of His Fate - Merrington
  • Love, the Minstrel - Vera
  • Mama! Mama! - Countess, Annuschka, Hannuschka, Petruschka
  • I Love You Best Of All - Ippolith and Girls
  • The Last waltz - Merrington and Vera
Act II
  • The Laggard Lovers - Ippolith, Girls and Officers
  • The Mirror Song - Vera
  • I Must Not Tell You So - Babuschka and Ippolith
  • When Life and Love Are Calling - Vera and Merrington
  • O-la-la! - Vera

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