Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)

  • Die drei Pintos (The Three Pintos) is a comic opera in three acts left unfinished by Carl Maria von Weber and completed by Gustav Mahler. The libretto was written by Theodor Hell, based on Carl Seidel’s story Der Brautkampf (The bride's struggle). Mahler finished the work in 1887 with its first performance taking place the following year in Leipzig 20th January 1888. The Three Pintos was an immediate success and was soon performed in cities all over Europe raising Mahler’s profile and establishing him as a serious composer.