Der Kuhreigen is an opera (called a 'musikalisches Schauspiel' or 'musical play') in three acts by the Austrian composer Wilhelm Kienzl. The libretto, by Richard Batka, is after Rudolf Hans Bartsch's novel Die kleine Blanchefleur. It was first performed in Vienna on 23 November 1911.
Set in revolutionary France, this is the love story of the Swiss Sergeant Primus Thaller, condemned for singing the banned Swiss 'Kuhreigen' folksong, and Blanchefleur, wife of the Marquis Massimelle, who saves him and then herself becomes a victim of the revolution.
Kienzl: Der Kuhreigen - Vienna ORTF Orchestra
- Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
- Principal singers: Georg Schnapka, Robert Granzer, Mirjana Irosch, Adolfo Dallapozza, Christian Boesch, Walter Eder, Peter Drahosch, Rudolf Weiss, Elisabeth Sobota et al.
- Recording date: January 27, 1973
- Label: House of Opera - 6948 (CD)