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Die Lustige Witwe (2 CD) – Edda Moser

Item# 5099972353127

Die Lustige Witwe (2 CD) – Edda Moser
Composer: Franz Lehar
Release Date: February 5, 2013
Conductor: Heinz Wallberg
Edda Moser
Hermann Prey
Helen Donath
Siegfried Jerusalem
Benno Kusche
Orchestra: Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
Chorus: Bavarian Radio Chorus
Label: Warner Classics

Heinz Wallberg conducts Lehar's fast-paced Parisian salon comedy Die Lustige Witwe/The Merry Widow featuring a stellar cast including Edda Moser, Hermann Prey, Helen Donath and Siegfried Jerusalem.

This 1980 Electrola recording was awarded the German Record Critics' Prize: "An operetta that, with its star cast, provides a new recording of evergreen tunes that is successful in every respect."

Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow

Franz Lehár’s most popular work—a lighthearted comedy full of memorable melodies—has been an international hit ever since its 1905 world premiere in Vienna. Based on a French play and set in Paris, it tells the story of a wealthy widow whose millions are desperately needed to save her bankrupt home country, the fictional Balkan nation of Pontevedro. The Met first presented The Merry Widow in 2000. A new production premieres on New Year’s Eve 2014.


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