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Kleider machen Leute (‘Clothes Make the Man’)locked

  • Alfred Clayton

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Musikalische Komödie in a Vorspiel and three acts by Alexander Zemlinsky to a libretto by Leo Feld after Gottfried Keller ’s novella; Vienna, Volksoper, 2 December 1910 (revised version, Prague, Neues Deutsches Theater, 22 April 1922).

In the Vorspiel Strapinski (tenor), a downcast tailor, is seen leaving Seldwyla to seek his luck elsewhere. A passing coachman gives him a lift to the neighbouring town of Goldach....

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