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Lehár: The Merry Widow

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>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow

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>Lehár, Franz : The Merry Widow
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

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"The stellar vocal soloists are, then and now, names to conjure with even the smaller roles are well and knowledgeably cast Schwarzkopf shows her seductive side [with a] lovely unimpeachable tone." - MusicWeb International

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The mono recording of this work with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf in the lead role, in the full bloom of her youth, is a special treat, a brilliant, fully realized version of the work that, even more helpfully, manages to fit onto a single mid-priced disc. ~ Bruce Eder



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>Franz Lehár (1870 - 1948) : The Merry Widow
  • Performers: Josef Schmidinger (Baritone); Otakar Kraus (Baritone); Anton Niessner (Baritone); Emmy Loose (Soprano); Nicolai Gedda (Voice); Erich Kunz (Baritone); Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (Voice); Hella Kurty (Spoken Vocals); André Mattoni (Baritone); Nicolai Gedda
  • Conductor: Otto Ackermann
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1905
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Studio