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The Merry Widow – The News (Adelaide) – 1954

Franz Lehár (30th April 1870 – 24th October 1948) was an Austro-Hungarian composer. He is mainly known for his operettas, of which the most successful and best known is The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe).

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Met Opera Broadcasts: The Merry Widow

For yesterday’s cinematic broadcast, the Met presented what they described as a mix of opera and Broadway.  Their production of the Austro-Hungarian operetta The Merry Widow… 389 palabras más

Theater day ends, cycle of life continues...

…the ‘hunter’ is seldom ever not ensnared, pleasant life mystery…



Do you want to live as long as possible, or do you want to live as ‘good’ a life as possible – whatever that means in your particular circumstances? 627 palabras más

One of the supreme cinematic experiences of my life

THE MERRY WIDOW, “personally directed” — personally! — by Erich Von Stroheim, in the Piazza Maggiore, under the stars, with an audience of thousands, and music by the Orchestra del Teatro Communale di Bologna, conducted by Stefanos Tsialis, the Franz Lehar themes recomposed by Maud Nelissen. 322 palabras más


Les Adieux

The Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio had their annual noon-hour concert to commemorate the departure of some of their members, titled “Les Adieux”. The three performers? 432 palabras más