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Operetta – Sheet Music & Scores

Operetta is the vital link between Opera and the Musical, it originated in Paris, and became highly popular in London and Vienna. Browse our sheet music and scores, and explore all the wonderful operettas on offer with Stretta Music today!

A Brief History of Operetta

In Paris in the middle of the 19th century, operetta, which is shorter and lighter than ’serious opera’, developed out of the highly popular opera comique. This new form, consisting of frivolous parodies of bel canto opera and Meyerbeer’s grand opéra, and contemporary society, was first penned by Jacques Offenbach.

In Vienna, news of Offenbach’s success spread quickly, and it inspired composers like Johann Strauss II to take up the call, and the first great Viennese operetta was his “Die Fledermaus”. In contrast to the French can-can, the Viennese operettas are famous for their Waltzes. As the operetta grew in popularity, composers tried to reach the more affluent audience, and operetta soon became less frivolous, and more political, reflecting the rise of nationalism in the country.

In London, 1871, theatre manager Richard D’Oyly Carte, seeing the developments on the continent, brought together the literary and musical talents of W.S Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, to form the great operetta duo Gilbert & Sullivan. Their operettas were so popular, that ten years later, he built the Savoy Theatre will the sole purpose of producing Gilbert & Sullivan operettas.

In Germany, the Bavarian operettas, and the Berlin operettas were very popular, reaching their high point with Paul Abraham and his “Viktoria und ihr Husar” in 1929. After the National Socialists took power, his extremely successful and popular works were labelled ’degenerate’, and were struck from the repertoire.

Towards the end of the first half of the 20th century, many musicians left Europe for the USA, and they took with them all the joys and experience of operetta, and a new genre was born, the Musical.

A few Operetta links

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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Three little Maids (Drei kleine Mädel)

Terzett aus der Operette "The Mikado or the Town of Titipu"

for: Women's choir (SAA) [3 solo voices], piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 1977

3.00 €
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Franz Lehár

Girls were made to love and kiss

Lied (Paganini), Nr. 9 aus der Operette "Paganini"

for: Voice, piano

Single edition

Item no.: 667079

9.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Franz Lehár

Volga Song

aus der Operette 'Der Zarewitsch'
für Gesang und Klavier

for: Voice, piano

Single edition

Item no.: 666953

9.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Jacques Offenbach

Can-Can

The Walsh Collection

for: Piano

Music score

Item no.: 1196984

7.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )

Zarzuela! Baritone

Zarzuela

for: Voice (baritone), piano

Book

Item no.: 301244

25.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Siempre Zarzuela (Zarzuela Forever)

Barbieri : Romanza. En mi ausencia de El diablo en el poder

Siempre Zarzuela (Zarzuela Forever)

für Bariton und Klavier

for: Voice (baritone), piano

Music score, Playback-CD

Item no.: 611042

26.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Der Zigeunerbaron/ The Gipsy Baron

Komische Oper in 3 Akten

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 281948

49.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Jacques Offenbach

Offenbach's Songs From The Great Operettas

Complete Original Music for 38 Songs from 14 Operettas

for: Voice, piano

Music score

Item no.: 184208

17.10 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Franz Lehár

Anneliese Rothenberger's Favourite Soprano Arias

für hohe Singstimme und Klavier

for: Voice (soprano), piano

Music score

Item no.: 244177

19.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Jacques Offenbach

La Périchole

A Comic Opera in three acts
Kalmus Classic Edition

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 603586

29.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Arthur Seymour Sullivan

The Mikado

or 'The Town of Titipu'
This score includes the complete music and all dialogue.

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 318139

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–6 weeks
Franz Lehár

Die Lustige Witwe

Operette in drei Akten
Miniatur-Klavierauszug

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 306791

23.50 €plus shipping
In stock. Delivery time: 1–2 working days (de )
Johann Strauß (Sohn)

Ouvertüre zur Oper "Der Zigeunerbaron"

Kontrabass ad lib.
Wiener Melange

for: 2 violins, viola, cello (string quartet)

Score, Parts

Item no.: 654899

26.70 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Franz Lehár

Kiss My Lips And Your Heart Is Aflame

aus der Operette 'Giuditta'
für Gesang und Klavier

for: Voice, piano

Single edition

Item no.: 666267

9.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Paul Lincke

Frau Luna

10 berühmte Lieder aus der Operette

for: Voice, piano

Music score

Item no.: 102854

11.00 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Franz Lehár

Love Live for ever

for: Voice, piano

Single edition

Item no.: 666968

9.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (de )
Arthur Seymour Sullivan, William S. Gilbert

The Yeomen of the Guard

Operette

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Score

Item no.: 666662

103.60 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.

Die Fledermaus

Vocal Score

for: Voice

Piano reduction

Item no.: 318153

24.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–6 weeks
Carl Zeller

Don't be cross!

Deutsch/Englische Ausgabe des Liedes "Sei nicht bös'" aus der Operette 'Der Obersteiger'/ "The Miller's Daughter"

for: Voice (medium), piano

Music score

Item no.: 643235

5.50 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Silvered is the Raven Hair

from ‘Patience’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 732172

1.99 €
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Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld

The Great Classics

for: Concert band

Score

Item no.: 871178

26.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld

The Great Classics

for: Concert band

Score, Parts

Item no.: 894567

159.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Oscar Straus

La Ronde De L´Amour

POD

for: Symphonic orchestra

Score, Parts

Item no.: 997271

19.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

I Am The Monarch Of The Sea

F

for: Voice, piano

Piano/Vocal

Item no.: 1025324

4.80 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

I Am a Pirate King ‘Oh, better far to live and die’

C

for: Voice, piano

Piano/Vocal

Item no.: 1026072

4.80 €
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Theo Mackeben, Carl Millöcker

If I Am Dreaming (from 'The Dubarry')

C

for: Voice, piano

Piano/Vocal

Item no.: 1026085

4.80 €
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Sigmund Romberg

Deep In My Heart, Dear

G

for: Voice, piano [guitar]

Piano/Voice/Guitar

Item no.: 1028659

4.80 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

The Policeman’s Song

from ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 722664

1.99 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Dance a Cachucha

from ‘The Gondoliers’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 722661

1.99 €
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Sigmund Romberg, Dorothy Fields

Close As Pages In A Book

Eb

for: Voice, piano

Piano/Vocal

Item no.: 1026277

4.80 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

When Maiden Loves

from ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 722662

1.99 €
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Ernest Ford

Mr Jericho

An Operetta in One Act

for: Solo voices, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 929289

9.70 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Three Little Maids from School

from ‘The Mikado’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 722660

1.99 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

For Love Alone

from ‘The Sorcerer’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 759307

1.99 €
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Sigmund Romberg, Dorothy Fields

April Snow (from 'Up In Central Park')

C

for: Voice, piano [guitar]

Piano/Vocal

Item no.: 1025958

4.80 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

I Am The Very Model Of A Modern Major General (from 'The Pirates Of Penzance')

Eb

for: Voice, piano

Piano/Vocal

Item no.: 1026070

4.80 €
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Paul Knepler

Girls Were Made To Love And Kiss (from 'Paganini')

Eb

for: Voice, piano

Piano/Vocal

Item no.: 1026298

4.80 €
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Sigmund Romberg

Leg of Mutton (from 'Deep In My Heart')

Gm

for: Voice, piano [guitar]

Piano/Voice/Guitar

Item no.: 1035550

4.80 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

The Mikado

or 'The Town of Titipu'

for: Soloists, mixed choir, orchestra

Piano reduction

Item no.: 214614

18.95 €plus shipping
Delivery time: 4–5 working days (de )
Richard Heuberger, Victor Léon

Im Chambre séparée

aus "Der Opernball"

for: Voice (low), piano

Music score

Item no.: 199818

16.99 €plus shipping
Delivery time approx. 1–2 weeks.
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

When But a Maid of Fifteen Year

from ‘Utopia Limited’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 722665

1.99 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Little Buttercup

from ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 722663

1.99 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Best of Gilbert and Sullivan

20 Sad, Happy and Humorous Songs from the World of the Victorian Operetta

for: Voice, piano

Ensemble score

Item no.: 759308

15.99 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Poor Wand’ring One

from ‘The Pirates of Penzance’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 732171

1.99 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

If Somebody There Chanced to Be

from ‘Ruddigore’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 732173

1.99 €
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Sigmund Romberg, Oscar Hammerstein II, Vera Lynn

When I Grow Too Old To Dream

F

for: Voice, piano

Piano/Vocal

Item no.: 1031011

4.80 €
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Robert Katscher, Buddy DeSylva

When Day is Done

Gm

for: Voice, piano [guitar]

Piano/Voice/Guitar

Item no.: 1050124

4.80 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

I'm Called Little Biuttercup

C

for: Voice, piano

Piano/Vocal

Item no.: 1026071

4.80 €
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Sigmund Romberg

I Love To Go Swimmin' With Wimmen

C

for: Voice, guitar

Melody/Lyrics/Chords

Item no.: 1052201

4.80 €
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Arthur Seymour Sullivan

Such a Disagreeable Man

from ‘Princess Ida’

for: Voice, piano

Sheet music

Item no.: 722666

1.99 €
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