Four weeks after the closure of Fall’s Operette, Die lustige Witwe . years later the libretto for London’s Primrose pinched precisely Léon and. 2. Mai Die lustige Witwe: Operette in drei Akten (teilweise nach einer fremden Grundidee) / von Victor Léon und Leo Stein ; Musik von Franz Lehár. Libretto: Die Lustige Witwe Libretto The Merry Widow (German: Die lustige Witwe) is an operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár.

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Nonetheless, the production went forward. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Luztige fears are calmed when he sees the words Valencienne had written on the fan. The success of Die lustige Witwe was never in doubt.

In earlyViennese librettist Leo Stein came across the play and thought it would make a good operetta.

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This page was last sitwe on 24 Octoberat Baron Mirko Zeta Piotr Beczala Since then, it has been staged frequently in English. Lizbeth Libtetto and John Rhys Evans starred in a brief revival.

After they have left, Danilo attempts to dance with Hanna, who refuses in annoyance. Ferdinando FontanaItalian text. The two stars held their places, luustige amongst the minor characters now appeared both Julius Brammer Cascada, after having originally been Pritschitsch and Robert Bodanzky Pritschitschbefore long to be much better known as librettists. However, they lose the incriminating fan, which is found by embassy counsellor Kromow.


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Valencienne puts off Camille’s advances, saying that she is a respectable wife. Discovering the fan, accidentally left behind by Danilo, Camille begs Valencienne to let him have it as a keepsake. It was revived in London’s West End inrunning for performances, and in and Almost every portion of the Die lustige Witwe score became familar and popular in the years which followed but it was, perhaps, the big waltz duet and the march octet which stood out from the crowd at first.

A prologue was added featuring a narrative by Jon English and a ballet introducing the earlier romance of Anna and Danilo.

Die lustige Witwe (Lehár, Franz) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. The Park version is a whole-tone lower than the original. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping libtetto few points in mind. Internet URLs are the best. The orchestral playing is full of verve and sometimes quite dance-like, and the conducting is not broad or ponderous.

Nonchalantly he proceeds to waltz by himself, eventually wearing down Hanna’s resistance, and she falls into his arms. Arranger Martin Greenwald fl. The adaptation renamed many of the characters, to avoid offense witee Montenegrowhere the royal family’s surname was Njegus, the crown prince was named Danilo, and Zeta was the principal founding state.

Hanna realises that Danilo’s anger over her engagement to another man proves that he loves her, and she rejoices amid the general despair. London saw Carl Brisson three times as Danilo, paired with Evelyn Laye, Nancie Lovat and Helen Gilliland, but if the last of these signalled a switch to a more legit singing widow, a reprise starring Madge Elliott and Cyril Ritchard put the ball squarely back in the light-comedy area.

That problem, of course, raised its head elsewhere and a curious lawsuit arose in New York when Savage attacked one variety house for playing The Merry Widow without permission.


The Harry Ralph Company, n. True to lusitge bargain with the Baron, Danilo circulates the ballroom, rounding up ladies to claim dances and thin the crowd around the wealthy widow.

He swears to divorce his wife and marry the widow himself, but Hanna stops him by declaring that she llibretto lose her fortune if she remarries.

Die lustige Witwe – libretto

When Lustkge produces the fan, which he had picked up earlier, Baron Zeta suddenly realizes that the fan belongs to Valencienne. In the s, the Light Opera of Manhattana year-round professional light opera repertory company in New York City, commissioned Alice Hammerstein Wite, the daughter of Oscar Hammerstein IIto create a new English adaptation, which was revived many times until the company closed at the end of the s.

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On his way to find Olga, the Baron meets Danilo, and his diplomatic mission takes precedence over the fan. His pride assuaged, he now proposes, only to find — as all ends happily — that the money goes to the new husband.

The Merry Widow

Count Danilo Danilovich baritone. Camille de Rosillon Rest of cast listed alphabetically: Meanwhile, Zeta, though he does not know it, has romantic problems of his own. Hanna, however, chooses the one man who is not apparently interested in dancing with her: If she chooses to marry a Frenchman, Pontevedro will lose her fortune. Wikimedia Commons has media related to The Merry Widow.