Instrumental. Originally composed as overture (Elves' song) in opera Les Fées du Rhin (Die Rhein Nixen) in 1864. Same melody recycled as aria Belle nuit, o nuit d'amour in Les Contes d'Hoffman, first staged (posthumously) in 1881 (libretto by Jules Barbier & Michel Carré). A barcarolle is a song set to the rhythm of Venetian gondoliers rowing.
John McCormack [with Fritz Kreisler on violin]
Comedian Harmonists [as Schöne Nacht, O Liebesnacht]
Tommy Dorsey [swing version]
Andrews Sisters [as Lovely Night]
Elvis Presley [in Tonight Is So Right For Love in film G.I. Blues; no kidding (see also: Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald)]
Gerd Böttcher [as Adieu, leb wohl, goodbye]
Electric Johnny & The Skyrockets [instrumental Indo-rock]
Bob Benny [as Droom Van Mij]
Jerry Vale [as On And On]
Donald Peers [in Please Don't Go; n°3 UK]
Eddy Arnold [idem]
Helmut Lotti [as Hold Me Tight]
Copyright problems blocked the European release of this song on the G.I. Blues soundtrack. The European Tonight Is So Right For Love is set to a different tune: that of Johann Strauss Jr.'s Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald That's the version on Elvis box set Platinum - A Life In Music. Ferrucio Giannini's Barcarolle (Berliner - 1896) was his own composition.