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MERRY WIDOW, THE

Renée Fleming stars in a new productions of Lehár's sparkling operetta The Merry Widow by Tony Award-winning director Susan Stroman

Tony Award-winning Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman makes her Met debut with a lavish new staging of Lehár's effervescent operetta The Merry Widow. Stroman creates an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with sprightly singing and dancing at the legendary Maxim’s. Star soprano Renée Fleming adds a new character to her wide-ranging Met repertory as Hanna, the widowed Pontevedrian millionairess. Sir Andrew Davis conducts the stellar cast that also includes Broadway star Kelli O'Hara in her highly-anticipated Met debut as the Baron's coquettish wife, Valencienne. The delightful operetta is performed in English, in a new translation by Jeremy Sams. Lehár's best-known composition has been an audience favorite since its 1905 premiere and features a great deal of well-known music, including the Vilja Song, “Then Off to Chez Maxim”, and the “Merry Widow Waltz”.

Composer
Franz Lehár
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Andrew Davis
Singers
Thomas Allen, Nathan Gunn, Kelli O'Hara, Renée Fleming
Production
Susan Stroman
TV Director
Gary Halvorson
Year
2015
Duration
02:18:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera
Amazon
JPC