THE LAND OF SMILES



Composer: Franz Lehar
Lyricist: Harry Graham

Opened: May 8, 1931, Theatre Royale, Drury Lane, London
Performances: 75

Note: A complete song list is not available at this time. This musical is based on DAS LAND DES LACHELNS by Franz Lehar and Ludwig Herzer. A new English version by Christopher Hassall played at the Sadler Wells in 1959 for 55 performances (and was recorded as HMV (S) CSD1267). Another version with lyrics by Ira Cobb, Karl Farkas, and Harry Graham opened on September 5, 1946 at the Shubert Theatre, N.Y.C., under the title YOURS IS MY HEART. This discography only attempts to compile recordings with English lyrics by Harry Graham.


Friends:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


Here's To The Countess:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


Homeland:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


I Love You, You Love Me:

1. 78/Parlophone R922 (Hella Kuerty with orchestra conducted by Dajos Bela) [reissued on Lehar: Operetta, CD/Pearl GEMM-CD-9110]


Introduction, Act II:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


Little Sister Dear:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


Love, What Has Given You This Magic Power?:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)
2. Songs And Duets, CD/ Hallmark Recordings (Richard Tauber)


Love's A Game:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


On The Pai-Ho:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


The Only Thing I'll Care About:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


Overture:

1. 78/Decca K-1710 (Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra conducted by Franz Lehar) [reissued on Lehar Conducts Lehar, CD/Dutton 9721]
2. The Land Of Smiles, His Master's Voice (S) CSD 1267 (Sadler's Wells Orchestra conducted by Vilem Tausky) [reissued on Lehar: The Land Of Smiles/The Merry Widow/The Count Of Luxembourg, CD/EMI Classics For Pleasure 75996]
3. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)
4. Das Land Des Lachelns, CD/Classic Produktion Osnabruck CPO 777 303-2 (Munchner Rundfunkorchester conducted by Ulf Schirmer)
5. Das Land Des Lachelns, CD/CHS 7695232 (Philharmonia Orchestra of London conducted by Otto Ackermann)
6. Das Land Des Lachelns, CD/EMI CMS 5663762 (Munchner Rundfunkorchester conducted by Willi Boskovsky)
7. The Land Of Smiles, CD/Telarc CD-80419 (English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Richard Bonynge)


Patiently Smiling:

1. 78/Parolophone RO-20500 (Richard Tauber with orchestra) [also 78/Columbia SCD2203; reissued on Lehar: Operetta, CD/Pearl GEMM-CD-9110]
2. 78/Parlophone R.O. 20107 (Richard Tauber and the Orchestra of the State Opera House, Berlin, conducted by Franz Lehar) (sung in German)
3. 78/Gramophone B 3863 (Derek Oldham with orchestra); 45/EMI BSP3002 (Richard Tauber with orchestra conducted by Henry Geehl)
4. You Are My Heart's Delight, CD/Reader's Digest RDCD 1471-3 (Douglas Gamley and His Orchestra)
5. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society with orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


Serenade:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


Tea-Time:

1. The Land Of Smiles, Concert Hall GM 2350 (Broadway Light Opera Society Orchestra conducted by Boris Mersson)


Waltz Song:

1. A Song For You And Me, CD/Larrikin D24108 (Strella Wilson)


You Are My Heart's Delight:

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this Lehar standard beyond original cast member performances.
1. 78/Parlophone RO20284 (Richard Tauber with orchestral accompaniment) [also 78/Parlophone RO20467; 78/Parlophone RO20500; reissued on Theatre Royal, Drury Lane: The Great Musicals, CD/Happy Days CDHD 233]


Zig, Zig, Zig:

1. 78/Parlophone R922 (Hella Kuerty with orchestra conducted by Dajos Bela) [reissued on Lehar: Operetta, CD/Pearl GEMM-CD-9110]