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 Leo Stein

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Leo Stein

Birth
L'viv, L'vivs'ka, Ukraine
Death 28 Jul 1921 (aged 60)
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot Jewish section, Gate 1
Memorial ID 40580797 · View Source
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Librettist. An important figure of Viennese operetta's "Silver Age". He frequently collaborated with author Victor Leon, with whom he wrote the libretto for Franz Lehar's classic "The Merry Widow" (1905). It was Stein who convinced Vienna's prestigious Theater An der Wein that the old French farce would make a good operetta, though its creation was fraught with difficulties (including replacing composer Richard Heuberger with Lehar) right up to its premiere. He also co-authored the books and lyrics for "Wiener Blut" (1899) by Johann Strauss, Jr., "The Count of Luxembourg" (1909) by Lehar, and Kalman's "The Gypsy Princess" (1915), and provided German translations for several Broadway shows. Leo Rosenstein was born in Lemberg, Galicia.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards

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  • Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
  • Added: 12 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40580797
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/40580797/leo-stein : accessed ), memorial page for Leo Stein (25 Mar 1861–28 Jul 1921), Find a Grave Memorial ID 40580797, citing Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .