1957 · Wien
by LEHÁR, Franz 1870-1948
Wien: Glocken-Verlag [PN G.V. 111], 1957. Folio. Original publisher's light orange printed wrappers.  (title, cast list, contents), 3-115,  (blank) pp. Overture with plate number G.V. 111.110. Lehár's operetta Das Land des Lächelns is a revision of his earlier Die gelbe Jacke (1923). The libretto by Ludwig Herzer and Fritz Löhner is based on the earlier libretto by Viktor Léon. It premiered in Berlin at the Metropol on October 10, 1929.
The operetta was written especially for the Austrian tenor Richard Tauber (1891-1948), who frequently performed the song "Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" in recital. A successful film version of the operetta was made in 1930, with Tauber reprising his role and featuring Lehár himself in a small cameo. (Inventory #: 32045)