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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Most of these productions featured Graves as Popoff. Baron Mirko Zeta Piotr Beczala It was revived in London’s West End inrunning for performances, and in and Lizbeth Webb and John Rhys Evans starred in a brief revival.

Valencienne volunteers Camille to dance with Hanna, privately hoping that the Frenchman will marry her and cease to be a temptation for Valencienne herself. Valencienne produces the fan and assures Baron Zeta of her fidelity by reading out what she had replied to Camille’s declaration: Valencienne and the other Embassy wives arrive to seek out Danilo and convince him to return to Hanna, closely followed by their husbands, seeking to achieve the same purpose.

He swears to divorce his wife and marry the widow libbretto, but Hanna stops him by declaring that she will lose her fortune if lirbetto remarries. Naxos Javascript not enabled. In the Hassall version, the action of act 3 takes place lustihe Maxim’s.

Berry as Nisch, with costumes by Lucile and Percy Anderson. Hanna triumphantly accepts, adding that she will lose her fortune only because it will become the property of her new husband. At this, Danilo promptly confesses his love for her and asks Hanna to marry him. Film and other adaptations have also been made. The Volksopera released a complete live performance on CD, interpolating the “Can-Can” from Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworldwhich was copied in many other productions worldwide.

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At her Parisian home, Hanna hosts a party, complete with Pontevedrian folk dancers and singers. His fears are calmed when he sees the words Valencienne had written on the fan. You must be witwf registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin.

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Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Two pieces put out by Vitagraph wiwe as Courting the Merry Widow and The Merry Widow Takes Another Husband were fakers that used the famous title to try to interest customers in what was no more that a one-lady, two-men short.

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The last commercial London production of the piece was in with Lisbeth Webb.

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. In the s, the Light Opera of Manhattana year-round professional light opera repertory company in New York City, commissioned Alice Hammerstein Mathias, 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. Danilo, who immediately announces that he will sell his dance with Hanna Glawari for ten thousand francs, with the proceeds to benefit charity.


The adaptation renamed many of the characters, to avoid offense to Montenegrowhere the royal family’s surname was Njegus, the crown prince was named Danilo, and Zeta was the principal founding state.

Lily Elsie as the Lusitge Widow. Betsy Schwarm Linda Cantoni. Much witde Danilo’s delight, Hanna replies truthfully that she was never engaged to Camille but was protecting the reputation of a married woman. The operetta was to become one of the most popular in the repertoire. There was a problem with your submission.

For other uses, see The Merry Widow disambiguation. Kromow jealously fears that the fan belongs to his own wife, Olga, and gives it to Baron Zeta. Danilo arrives and meets Hanna.

Hanna, Danilo and Zeta separately bribe the Maitre’d to clear the room so Hanna and Danilo can be alone. In desperation the envoy, Baron Zeta, attempts to persuade his countryman Count Danilo to marry Hanna before it is too late.

As this work was first published before or failed to meet notice or libreetto requirements to secure statutory copyright with no “restoration” under the GATT amendments, it is very likely to be public domain in the USA as well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.