Lehár's The Merry Widow

Helmut Lohner (stage director), Franz Welser-Möst (conductor) – Opernhaus Zürich

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Helmut Lohner — Stage director
Rolf Langenfass — Set designer, costume designer
Robertus Cremer — Lighting
Giorgio Madia — Choreographer
Dagmar Schellenberger — Hanna Glawari
Rodney Gilfrey — Graf Danilo
Ute Gfrerer — Valencienne
Rudolf A. Hartmann — Baron Mirko Zeta
Piotr Beczała — Camille de Rosillon
Herbert Prikopa — Njegus
Zurich Opera Chorus
Ernst Raffelsberger — Chorus director
Zurich Opera House Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst — Music director

Program notes

Pleasure for the sake of pleasure.

The Merry Widow blends skillfully the elements that made the success of the genre of the operetta: lightheartedness, cheekiness, slapsticks of every kind; elements brought to the fore with brio by the remarkable production of Helmut Lohner, and the stunning Dagmar Schellenberger in the role of Hanna Glawari.

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Directed by:
Anton Reitzenstein
Venue: Zürich Opera House (Zurich, Switzerland)
Production date: 2004
Duration: 2 h 15 min
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR
Resolution: Full HD