Saturday, April 13, 2019
2:00 p.m.


Westermann Stage, Concert Hall


Regular price $20


Lehár’s The Merry Widow

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Libretto by Victor Léon and Leo Stein after the comedy L’attaché d’ambassade by Henri Meilhac.

Opera in three acts

Sung in German


Recorded 2007

From Semperoper Dresden, Germany

Approximately run time is 2 hours and 23 minutes


The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe) had its premiere at Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 1905. Franz Lehár’s impressive entry into the world of operettas unexpectedly with The Merry Widow gave rise to a second resurgence of the genre. Often called “The Queen of Operettas”, this is certainly the most celebrated and successful show of its kind ever written.

Frequently staged in an abridged version, this production from the Staatsoper Dresden features many musical numbers that are usually omitted.

This staging by the famous opera director Jérôme Savary makes The Merry Widow a very colorful and a subtle tribute to the golden age of Hollywood.



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