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The Merry Widow (DVD) – Joan Sutherland

Item# 10043290

The Merry Widow (DVD) – Joan Sutherland
Composer: Franz Lehar
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
Joan Sutherland
Ron Stevens
Anne Maree McDonald
Anson Austin
Orchestra: Opera Australia
Label: Kultur
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Run Time: 155 minutes

This lavish Opera Australia production of Lehar’s The Merry Widow features Joan Sutherland, Ron Stevens, Anne-Maree McDonald, and Anson Austin.

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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