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The frothy fantasy Flower of Hawaii blooms again


Folks Operetta revives a lost hit from pre-World War II Berlin.

This operetta by composer Paul Abrahám and librettists Alfred Grünwald, Fritz Löhner-Beda, and Emmerich Földes (translated here by Gerald Frantzen) was a big hit in 1931 Berlin. The far-fetched story, set in Hawaii, then a U.S. territory, concerns a romantic triangle tinged with political tension.…

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