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Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow

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The operetta country of Pontevedro is having financial difficulties. Impending bankruptcy can be avoided only by marrying off the Pontevedrian millionaire widow Hanna Glawari to a compatriot. According to the plan of Baron Zeta, this would ensure that the riches would stay in the country. The pleasure-loving Count Danilo is supposed to be the suitable groom, but he and the widow don’t really hit it off. It looks like Zeta’s plan will fail miserably when the widow discloses that, according to the testament, she would lose all her money if she were to marry again. It looks as if there is no hope for the bankrupt country...


Operetta in three acts by Franz Lehár

Running time 2 hours 35 minutes

Premiere 21 Dec 2007

Next Performances / Casting

18 Mar 2015
07:00 pm - 09:35 pm
20 Mar 2015
07:00 pm - 09:35 pm
26 Mar 2015
07:00 pm - 09:35 pm
28 Mar 2015
07:00 pm - 09:35 pm
02 Apr 2015
07:00 pm - 09:35 pm
07 Apr 2015
07:00 pm - 09:35 pm
09 Apr 2015
07:00 pm - 09:35 pm

Musical Director: Thomas Rösner
Staging: Jérôme Savary
Set Design: Ezio Toffolutti
Costume Design: Michel Dussarrat
Choreography: Nadège Maruta
Lighting Design: Jan Seeger
Choir: Wolfram Tetzner
Dramaturgy: Katarina Riedeberger

Casting 18 Mar 2015

Baron Mirko Zeta: Gerd Vogel
Valencienne: Nadja Mchantaf
Graf Danilo Danilowitsch: Christoph Pohl
Hanna Glawari: Rachel Willis-Sørensen
Camille de Rosillion: Aaron Pegram
Vicomte Cascada: Pavol Kubán
Raoul de St. Brioche: Gerald Hupach
Sylviane: Angela Liebold
Kromow: Michael Kranebitter
Olga: Sabine Brohm
Solo-CanCan: Sandra Gawlik
Tänzer: MDR Fernsehballett

Saxon State Opera Choir
Staatskapelle Dresden

In Co-operation with the Compagnie Jérôme Savary
With generous support of the Foundation for Support of the Semper Opera House

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Nadja Mchantaf (Valencienne), Reinhard Dorn (Baron Mirko Zeta), Gerald Hupach (Raoul de St. Brioche), Allen Boxer (Vicomte Cascada), S�chsischer Staatsopernchor|Die lustige Witwe|© Matthias Creutziger

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Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow
Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow
Die lustige Witwe / The Merry Widow