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Composer: Lehár, Franz (1870-1948)

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AachenA Night at the Opera

Bizet, Gounod, Bellini, Lehár, Mascagni, Bernstein
Sinfonieorchester Aachen; Christopher Ward; Rolando Villazón; Louise Alder

LeedsDie Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)

Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Martin André; Giles Havergal; Opera North; Leslie Travers; Geoffrey Dolton; Quirijn de Lang

Newcastle upon TyneDie Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)

Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Martin André; Giles Havergal; Opera North; Leslie Travers; Geoffrey Dolton; Quirijn de Lang

LondonIain Farrington (piano) - Concert 7 from Mahler Piano Series: The Popular and the Profound

Iain Farrington (piano) - Concert 7 from Mahler Piano Series: The Popular and the Profound
Lehár, Liszt, Zemlinsky, Lange, Suk, Mahler
Iain Farrington, Piano

HullDie Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)

Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Lehár: Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)
Martin André; Giles Havergal; Opera North; Leslie Travers; Geoffrey Dolton; Quirijn de Lang
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An utterly charming night with The Merry Widow

Adam Bull (Danilo) and Amber Scott (Hanna) © Daniel Boud
The Australian Ballet shines in a gloriously romantic and sumptuous staging of The Merry Widow.  
****1
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La Fenice's superb new Widow is always Merry, even without sequins and ostrich feathers

Christoph Pohl (Count Danilo) © Michele Crosera
Damiano Michieletto's new production in Venice sets the operetta in the 1950s. 
*****
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Stars and the score shine in The Count of Luxembourg

Kay Stiefermann (René, Graf von Luxemburg) and Romana Noack (Angèle Didier) © Hans Jörg Michael
Baritone Kay Stiefermann steals hearts at the eponymous Count of Luxembourg, in an operetta so charming that neither musical missteps nor a mixed-up staging can sink it.
***11
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The Met's Merry Widow fails to convince

Susan Graham (Hanna Glawari) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
A conventional and quite predictable staging of Lehár’s most famous operetta was saved by dedicated musicians.
***11
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The (not so) Merry Widow in concert at the Liceu

Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
The Gran Teatre del Liceu's revival of a shortened Merry Widow lacking some of the essence of this highly popular operetta.
***11
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