The Theater: New Operetta in Manhattan, Sep. 16, 1946

Yours Is My Heart (music by Franz Lehar; book and lyrics by Ira Cobb and Karl Farkas; produced by Arthur Spitz) brought famed singer Richard Tauber to Broadway. First produced in 1928, Yours Is My Heart might well have been produced much earlier—its music has a dated schmalz and lushness, its plot a dateless inanity, its humor a primordial ghastliness. Shifting from a tacky Paris to a chop-suey Peiping, its romance of a French opera singer (Stella Andreva) and a Chinese prince gets snarled in dramatic difficulties long before it bogs in dynastic...

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