Though since the days of the "Merry Widow" the imported musical comedy has ceased to be a novelty, no composer has been able to surpass Lehar's first success. The show now at the Tremont is distinguished by the same graceful adaptations of Hungarian folksongs, and is presented by a east rarely equalled for appearance and talent. As the story goes, Zorika, a nobleman's daughter betrothed to a man of her own class, has sudden hankering toward a return to nature, so that she agrees to elope with Joszi, a Gypsy violinist. She is, however, prevailed upon by her old nurse to drink certain magic waters that will cause her to dream of her future life. The dream shows that her real happiness does not lie with the Gypsy lover, and she recovers from her infatuation, marrying the man of her father's choice.
Though Miss Sylva, who sings the part of Zorika, comes here heralded by a deserved operatic reputation, the vocal honors of the performance go to Mr. Albro as Joszi; his rich baritone, to say nothing of his versatile acting, entitles him to be considered the best male singer heard here in operetta for the past few years, with the exception of Orville Harold. The other members of the cast are familiar musical-comedy figures. It is a distinct relief to find a piece, the libretto of which does not suffer from the injection of slap-stick and futile appeals to the powers below, and in spite of the cold reception "Gypsy Love" received in New York, doubtless for this very reason, it is the best operetta seen this season. One may take a girl to it without remorse.