In Love with a Waltz

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In Love with a Waltz is a comic opera by B. Moriot (fl.late 1860s?)

The original text

Nothing is currently know of either the work or of the author, except the form ("comic opera") and the fact that is seems to have been written and composed in the 1860s. Copies of the librettos for the songs were on sale at the South African performances.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1867-9: According to F.C.L. Bosman (1980: p. 244) this was one of the works was performed by the Poussard-Bailey Company as part of their repertoire during their 15 month long tour throughout the country. He mentions at least two performances of In Love with a Waltz, one in the Commercial Exchange, Cape Town, the other in the Oddfellows' Hall]], during the second Cape Town season which extended from June to August. Other theatrical works in the repertoire included The Painter and His Model (Anon.) and The Fancy Ball (Anon.). The pieces were chosen to suit the particular acting and transformational skills of the company's two singer-actresses, Florence Calzado and Amelia Bailey.


D.C. Boonzaier, 1923. "My playgoing days – 30 years in the history of the Cape Town stage", in SA Review, 9 March and 24 August 1932. (Reprinted in Bosman 1980: pp. 374-439.)

F.C.L. Bosman. 1980. Drama en Toneel in Suid-Afrika, Deel II, 1856-1912. Pretoria: J.L. van Schaik: pp.244-5,

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