An impresario's sister touring Europe discovers the talent of a popular Viennese singer and persuades him to sign an operatic contract in England, reluctant as he is to leave his homeland. ... See full summary »

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Richard Tauber ...
Karl August Franz Ludwig Josef Steidler
Leonora Corbett ...
Frances Wilson
Carl Harbord ...
Oliver Desmond
Paul Graetz ...
Florian
Kathleen Kelly ...
Anna
George Graves ...
Granville Wilson
C. Denier Warren ...
Ted Mayer
Diana Napier ...
Diana Sheraton
Frank Vosper ...
Van Straaten
Viola Tree ...
Lady Bennington
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An impresario's sister touring Europe discovers the talent of a popular Viennese singer and persuades him to sign an operatic contract in England, reluctant as he is to leave his homeland. Beautifully sung music in a well done British production, one of the few starring Austrian tenor Richard Tauber. Written by BSK

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Drama | Romance | Musical

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11 July 1937 (USA)  »

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Canção da Saudade  »

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Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume
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Music by Rudolph Sieczynski
Lyrics by Rudolph Sieczynski
Sung by Richard Tauber
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Never mind the plot ... just enjoy Tauber's voice
7 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Oliver Desmond [Carl Harbord] has written a new opera and is scouring Europe with Frances [Leonora Corbett] for a tenor to sing the lead. In Vienna they visit a street cafe where Josef Steidler [Richard Tauber] sings each evening for a few coins. They are impressed with this voice discovered in such an unlikely location, and invite him to London to sing in the opera. He is enamoured with Frances and so agrees, but when she agrees to marry Oliver his unrequited passion takes its toll.

OK, so the plot is neither very special or original. But I would need to be incredibly petty to worry about the absence of plot when I can sit back and luxuriate in such a magnificent voice as Tauber's.


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