Martha (Martha, oder Der Markt zu Richmond - i.e. "Martha, or The Market at Richmond"- in the original German version) is a romantic comic opera in four acts by Friedrich von Flotow (1812-1883) with a German libretto by Friedrich Wilhelm Riese (1807-1879).
The original text
Based on based on a story by Jules-Henri Vernoy de Saint-Georges (1799-1875), and starting out life as musical score for a ballet, the eventual opera was first performed in German at the Kärntnertortheater in Vienna on 25 November 1847 and in London at Drury Lane Theatre on 4 June 1849.
Translations and adaptations
First performed in English at Drury Lane on 11 October 1858.
Performance history in South Africa
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