Endlich allein

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Endlich allein (Alone at Last) is an operetta by composer Franz Lehár. It uses as German language libretto by A. M. Willner and Robert Bodanzky. In premiered on 30 January 1914 at the Theater an der Wien.

It was revised, with a text by Ludwig Herzer and Fritz Löhner-Beda, under the name Schön ist die Welt and given on 3 December 1930 at the Metropol Theater in Berlin.[1] The stars were Gitta Alpar and Richard Tauber, who recorded several excerpts for the Odeon Records company.


Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 30 January 1914
The King baritone Paul Guttmann
Elisabeth soprano Louise Kartousch
Duchess Maria Brankenhorst mezzo-soprano Mizzi Schulz
Crown Prince Georg tenor Hubert Marischka
Mercedes soprano Mizzi Günther
Count Sascha Karlowitsch tenor Ernst Tautenhayn


Lehár: Schön ist die Welt, Munich Radio Orchestra

  • Conductor: Ulf Schirmer
  • Principal singers: Elena Mosuc, Isabella Stettner, Masako Goda, Andreas Hirtreiter, Roland Kandlbinder
  • Recording date: 2004
  • Label: CPO Records 777 055-2 (CD)