In Love with a Waltz
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.
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