Pottenstein, Gustav von

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(Lehár: The Land of Smiles). Ten. A lieutenant in the dragoons. In love with Lisa, but gently rejected by her. After she goes to Peking with Prince Sou‐Chong, Gustl is posted there as a military attaché and visits them. He is attracted to the Prince's sister. But it becomes clear that the two cultures will not be compatible and he and Lisa leave China together, each saying farewell to the one they loved. Created (1929) by Willi Stettner.

Subjects: Opera.

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