Leichte Kavallerie

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Leichte Kavallerie
Operetta by Franz von Suppé
Franz von Suppé.jpg
The composer of the operetta, c. 1885
Translation Light Cavalry
Librettist Karl Costa
Language German
Premiere March 21, 1866 (1866-03-21) – Carltheater, Vienna

Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry) is an operetta in two acts by Franz von Suppé, with a libretto by Karl Costa. It was first performed in the Carltheater, Vienna, on 21 March 1866.

The operetta is set in the 18th century amid the court intrigues of the Baron and his Hungarian Countess lover, whose ballet company is referred to as the 'light cavalry'.

While much of the operetta remains in relative obscurity, the Light Cavalry Overture is one of von Suppé's best known works. The music from the operetta was used as the soundtrack of a film of the same name in 1935.[1]

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The overture to Leichte Kavallerie, played by the United States Marine Band

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Role Voice type Premiere cast, 21 March 1866
(Conductor: –)
Bums, the mayor bass
Apollonia, his wife contralto
Jimber Pankraz, a grocer spoken
Eulalia, his wife mezzo-soprano
Weissling, the baker spoken
Dorothea, his daughter soprano
Kitt, a glazier spoken
Regina, his daughter soprano
Vilma, an orphan soprano Karoline Mayer
Hermann, Vilma's lover tenor Albert Telek
Janos, a hussar bass
Stefan, a hussar
Carol, a hussar

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