Die lustige Witwe 2005
Zurich Opera House production of Franz Lehar's operetta, with Dagmar Schellenberger, Rodney Gilfry, and Ute Gfrerer in lead roles. Baron Zeta is desperate that the fabulously wealthy widow Hanna Glavari marry a Pontevedrian man so that her fortune remains in the country. He attempts to match her and his handsome attache, Danilo. What the baron cannot have known is that Danilo and Hanna already had a relationship in the past…

Helmut Lohner really excels in presenting this amusing love story on stage. The gorgeous set (mainly designed in red and gold), the elegant costumes (with an accomplished mix of traditional costumes and Parisian evening attire, which perfectly reflects the mix in Lehar's composition), and the presentation of the characters (with a shrewd eye-twinkling) add up to a formidable whole.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:05:17 | 7.68 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Deutsch
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Espanol, Francais, Japanese
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance, Opera

Director: Helmut Lohner, Anton Reitzenstein
Cast: Dagmar Schellenberger, Rodney Gilfry, Ute Gfrerer
Country: Germany, Switzerland

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