Léhar: Die Lustige Witwe

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The Merry Widow, operetta in three acts, libretto by Victor Léon and Leo Stein, after the play “L’attaché d’ambassade” (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac, music by Franz Lehár.

First performed 30th December 1905 at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna

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Hanna Glawari –
Felicity Lott

Graf Danilo Danilowitsch –
Thomas Hampson

Valencienne –
Elzbieta Smytka

Camille de Rosillon –
John Aler

Viscomte Cascada –
Kurt Azesberger

Baron Mirko Zeta –
Robert Poulton

Raoul de St. Brioche –
Rudolf Schasching


Conducted by Franz Welser-Möst
The London Philharmonic, The Glyndebourne Chorus

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