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UMS Concert Program, September 25, 1967: The Land Of Smiles --

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25
Month
September
Year
1967
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Season: Eighty-ninth
Concert: First
Complete Series: 3583
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1967 Eighty-ninth Season 1968
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Charles A. Sink, President Gail W. Rector, Executive Director Lester McCoy, Conductor
First Program Twenty-second Annual Extra Series Complete Series 3S83
Thirty-ninth program in the Sesquicentennial Year of The University of Michigan
The Land of Smiles
(Das Land des Lachelns)
A Romantic Operetta Music by FRANZ LEHAR
Production of E. & V. Grabowsky and the Theater An Der Wien
Libretto by Victor Leon Adaptation by Ludwig Herzer and Fritz Loehner
with GIUSEPPI DI STEFANO
DAGMAR KOLLER Valorie Goodall Karl Weber
Theo Bayxe Eduard Linkers
Linda Sheila Janke Harms Eleanore Margareth Carl Wyborski Vogel Guenther
Michael Werner Harnisch Karmann Andreas Peter Pogany Rasch Anton Stangelberger
Ballet Soloists
Corinne Dupouis Sabine Sale Vreni Verina
Dusko Trntnic Boris Tonin Nurio Yoshida
Ballet Ensemble
Pauline Bartek Jeanette Gausmann Frigga Poeschl
Angelika Papp Melanie Hoenigl Julia Vitez
Musical Direction Staging Heinz Lambrecht Paul Helmuth Schuessler Choreography Boris Tonin
Scenery Felix Smetana Kurt Costumes MAERZKEEDrTH BERGER Lighting Thomas R. Skelton
Assistant Conductor Assistant to the Director
Barry Brisk Bernadette Grabowsky
Monday Evening, September 25, 1967, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
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L O N G A
VITA
B R E V I S
CAST
(in order of appearance)
Count Ferdinand Lichtenfels
Lisa, his daughter
Count Custav von Pottenstein
Prince Son Chong
A General
A Servant
The English guests:
Lore, niece of Count Lichtenfels
Frau von Cserny
Sissy, Lisa's friend
Mi, the Prince's sister
Tschang, his uncle
The Master of Ceremonies
The Chief Eunuch, guard of the Harem
A Temple Guard
Werner Karmann Valorie Goodall Karl Weber Giuseppe Di Stefano Anton Stangelberger Carl Guenther Sheila Harms Michael Harnish Melanie Hoenigl Eleonore Wyborski Margareth Vogel Dagmar Roller Theo Bayle Peter Rasch Eduard Linkers Andreas Pogany
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES
ACT I Palace of Count Lichtenfels in Vienna
INTERMISSION
ACT II
Scene 1: Entrance Hall of Prince Sou Chong's Palace in Peking Scene 2: A Room in the Palace Scene 3: Temple of the Palace
SHORT INTERMISSION
act ni
Scene 1: Lisa's Boudoir Scene 2: Temple of the Palace
MUSICAL NUMBERS ACT I
Overture ...................................................................Orchestra
Kaiserwaher..........................................................Ballet Ensemble
by Johann Strauss
Heut, meine Herr'n war ein Tag........................................Lisa and Guests
Friends, What a Day This Has Been
Freunderl, mach dir nix draus..........................................Lisa and Gustl
Don't Take it 111, My Friend
Immer nur laechelin.......................................................Sou Chong
Smiling at All Times
Bei einem Tee a Deux.............................................Lisa and Sou Chong
This Tea for Two With You
BALLET SUITE .....................................................Ballet Ensemble
Wir sind allein...................................................Lisa and Sou Chong
Alone Again
Lisa, lovely daughter of Count Lichtenfels, is honored at a party for winning a riding contest in Gay old Vienna. Among her many admirers is Count Gustav, known as Gustl, who loves her. Being charmed by Prince Sou Chong, also at the party, she doesn't accept Gustl's proposal. She and the oriental Prince have a rendezvous; there he learns he has been named Prime Minister of China and must leave immediately. He confesses his love for Lisa; she agrees to follow him there, despite parental and friendly warnings.
ACT II Chinesisches Maerchen.................................................Ballet Ensemble
Ich rnfe dich, Sou Chong..............................Tschang, Sou Chong, and Chorus
I Call Upon You, Prince Sou Chong
Wer hat die Liebe uns ins Herz gesenkt..............................Sou Chong and Lisa
Whence, Darling, Came This Love Into My Heart
Int Salon zur blaun Pagode ........................................................Mi
According To Our Regulations
Meine Liebe, deine Liebe................................................Mi and Gustl
Love For Me and Love For You
Dein isl mein ganzes Herz .................................................Sou Chong
Yours Is My Heart Alone
Ich moecht' wieder einmal die Heimat seh'n .......................................Lisa
To See my Distant Fatherland Again
Ich bin dein Herr................................................Sou Chong and Lisa
I Am Your Master
Yours Is My Heart Alone..................................................Sou Chong
The romantic "East and West" couple are very happy in his "land of smiles"--China, 1912-until the Prince's uncle says he must marry according to their ancient custom: four wives and each a Chinese princess. Ml, the Prince's sister, has become fond of Lisa; she even adopts her western dress which displeases her uncle. To be near Lisa, Gustl managed to secure a diplomatic post to the Chinese court; but on meeting Mi, they fall in love. The Prince yields to state pressure and hopes Lisa will remain with him as he considers the marriages a mere formality. He sings to her the hit song of the show: "Yours Is My Heart Alone." But Lisa, a European, can't accept his offer; she realizes their customs are too different, and she must go away despite their love; but the Prince forbids her to leave the palace.
ACT III
Wenn der Tag erwacht...........................................................Lisa
When Day Is Awakening
Von Apfelblueten einen Kranz..............................................Sou Chong
A Crown of Apple Blossoms Sweet
Zig, Zig, Zig ..........................................................Mi and Gustl
Ein Lied wolll'ich von Seligkeiten singen............................Sou Chong and Lisa
Could You But Listen While I Sing To You
Wie rasch verwelkte dock das kleine Bluemchen Glueck ..............................Mi
No Flower Fades as Fast as Happiness, It's True
Liebes Schwesterlein...............................................Sou Chono and Mi
Little Sister
Gustl, coming to Lisa's rescue, helps her plan an escape from the guarded palace. Mi is brought into the plot and she joins them despite her love for Gustl. She makes the sacrifice to help her good friend Lisa. As the Viennese couple try to escape via a secret exit in a Buddhist temple, they are halted by palace guards. The Prince breaks down when he realizes she is desperate to return to her homeland; he sadly gives her permission, though he still loves her. The Prince and his sister Mi seek consolation in an old Chinese poem that begins with the lines, "It is our destiny: Smiling at all times ..."
STAFF FOR E. & V. GRABOWSKY "Land of Smiles" Co.
Company Manager Press Agent
Assistant to Mr. Grabowsky Production Stage Manager Master Carpenter Master Propertyman Wardrobe Mistress
Alfred Fischer Tony Buttitta Marietta Koller Pat Chandler Paul A. Tolleson C. A. Sonnenburg Louise Allen
Alternates for "The Land of Smiles":
Prince Sou Chong--Joanis Anifantakis; Lisa--Sheila Harms or Linda Janke;
Count Gustav von Pottenstein--Carl Guenther; Mi--Margareth Vogel; Tschang--Peter Rasch.
UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY
INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS--1967-1968
HILL AUDITORIUM EVENTS NOW ON SALE
CHORAL UNION SERIES
Chicago Symphony Orchestra .... (2:30) Sunday, October 1 Jean Martinon, Conductor
Program: Chaconne..........Buxtehude-Chavez
Concerto for Trumpet in D major......Telemann
?Symphony No. 7.........Roger Sessions
Suite, Noblissima visione........Hindemith
La Vake..............Ravel
World premiere--commissioned by the University of Michigan for the Sesquicentennial celebration.
French National Orchestra, with
Eugene Istomin, Pianist......Monday, October 9
Vienna Symphony.........Thursday, October 19
"Carmina Btjrana"--opera by Carl Orff . . (8:00) Sunday, October 29
Expo '67 Production with Les Ballets Canadiens
Christa Ludwig, Mezzo-soprano.....Tuesday, October 31
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London . Wednesday, January 17
Nathan Milstein, Violinist.......Monday, January 29
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra .... Saturday, February 24
Van Cliburn, Pianist.........Friday, March IS
Toronto Symphony Orchestra......Thursday, March 28
Season Tickets: $30.00 (out)--$25.00--$20.00--$15.00--$12.00 Single Concerts: $6.0O--$5.50--$5.00--$4.00--$3.00--$2.00
EXTRA SERIES
Chicago Symphony Orchestra.....Saturday, September 30
Jean Martinon, Conductor
Program: Overture to Leonore, No. 3, Op. 72......Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 ("Reformation").....Mendelssohn
"Le Sacre du printemps.........Stravinsky
Yomiuri Japanese Orchestra......Friday, November 10
National Ballet from Washington, D. C. . . Wednesday, January 24 Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra .... Friday, March 8
Single Concerts: $6.00--$5.50--$5.00--$4.00--$3.00--$2.00
DANCE FESTIVAL
Harkness Ballet.........Friday, October 13
Oleata Basque Festival (from Bilbao) . . (2:30) Sunday, October 22 Jose Molina Bailes Espanoles......Friday, October 27
Season Tickets: $8.00--$6.00--$5.00 Single Performances: $4.00--$3.00--$2.00
Note: All programs begin at 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated.
Brochures with complete list of presentations for this season, are available at the box office
tonight, or at
THE UNIVERSITY MUSICAL SOCIETY, Burton Tower
(Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 to 4:30; Sat., 9 to 12 a.m.)
Telephone: 665-3717

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