Venue details

Estonian National Opera , Estonia Avenue 4, 10148 Tallinn, Estonia

Full Production Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Stage director
Lighting designer
Set designer
Editor of the lyrics
René Graf von Luxemburg (Rene Count of Luxembourg)
Angèle Didier (Angele Didier)
Armand Brissard
Juliette Vermont
Fürst Basil Basilowitsch (Prince Basil Basilowitsch)
Gräfin Stasa Kokozow (Countess Stasa Kokozow)


About the work

Franz Lehár, together with Imre Kálmán, were the leading operetta composers of the first quarter of the 20th century. With its charmingly romantic theme, effective stage action and abundance of spirited and delicate moods “The Count of Luxembourg” gave Franz Lehár every opportunity to display his talent. First premiered with immediate international success in 1909, it makes for timeless entertainment with its most apparent charm, spirit and romanticism. The score, full of catchy waltzes and polkas alternating with lush ballads, makes it easy to understand why it received such warm welcome: 300 consecutive performances in Vienna only, and two years later it was performed in Buenos Aires at five theatres simultaneously. Prince Basil Basilowitsch may not marry the singer Angèle Didier, unless she bears a title. He therefore arranges for the penniless spendthrift, Count René (Count Luxembourg), to marry a lady whose face he is not to see, and to agree to a divorce three months later. Thus Angèle would receive a title and the Prince would be able to marry her. For this the Count receives the sum of half a million francs. At the wedding ceremony, the Count and his mystery bride are separated by a screen – but later they meet and fall in love. Little knowing that they are already husband and wife, they believe their romance is hopeless. But a happy ending is worked out!