2 CD / CPO / 2013-02-26Works: Franz Lehár: Der Göttergatte, operetta in 3 acts (revised as "Die ideale Gattin")
Performers: Andergast, Liesl [Vocals]; Borsos, Franz [Vocals]; Dermota, Anton [Tenor Vocals]; Herze, Henny [Vocals]; Holzschuh, Lizzi [Vocals]; Liewehr, Fred
Conductors: Schonherr, Max
Ensemble: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
This historical recording from 1945 (a few weeks prior to the end of World War II!) is a gem and could not be topped by...continue...
Recording information: Vienna (03/15/1945)....continue...
1 Blu-Ray Video / BBC Opus Arte / 2010-03-30Works: Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow
Performers: Amaral, Bob; Boyd, Jonathan; Breckenridge, Marnie; Chester, Elijah; Hartmann, Carlo; Kenny, Yvonne; Kirchschlager, Angelika; McGrath, Colleen; Saetre, William; Skovhus, Bo; Strummer, Peter; Sullivan,...
Conductors: Kunzel, Erich
Ensemble: San Francisco Ballet; San Francisco Opera Chorus; San Francisco Opera Orchestra
Lotfi Mansouri's spectacular last production as General Director of San Francisco Opera with Yvonne Kenny making her debut in the title role, new dialogue specially...continue...
Run Time: 189 min.
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS HD Master Audio 4.0
Subtitles: French, German, Spanish...continue...
1 CD / Opera D'Oro / 2004-03-02Works: Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow
Performers: Gedda, Nicolai [Tenor Vocals]; Kraus, Otakar; Kunz, Erich; Kurty, Hella; Loose, Emmy; Mattoni, Andre von; Niessner, Anton; Schmidinger, Josef; Schwarzkopf, Elisabeth [Soprano vocals]
Conductors: Ackermann, Otto
Ensemble: Philharmonia Chorus; Philharmonia Orchestra
"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...continue...
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 helpful...continue...
2 CD / Capriccio / 1999-01-01Works: Franz Lehár: The Merry Widow
Performers: Coburn, Pamela; Fath, Karl; Heltau, Michael; Hilbich, Ernst H.; Kirch, Daniel; Lopera, Juan Jose; Richter, Katharina; Stiefermann, Kay
Conductors: Tewes, Detlef; Froschauer, Helmuth
Ensemble: Tamburizza Ensemble