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Lehar: The Merry Widow - 1964 Music Theater Of Lincoln Center Cast


Release Date: 05/17/2011 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 88567  
Composer:  Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mischa AuerJoan WeldonBob WrightSiegfried Arno,   ... 
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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First Time on CD!

Coloratura soprano Patrice Munsel is among the great featured singers in this 1964 Broadway cast album of Franz Lehar's charming The Merry Widow. Actress Joan Weldon and character actor Mischa Auer also star with Bob Wright, Siegfried Arno, and Frank Porretta in this collectible recording.

The most popular of all Viennese operettas, The Merry Widow features a richly melodic score including the beloved “Vilja” and a bouquet of unforgettable waltzes. Produced by Richard Rodgers, The Merry Widow was conducted by the Tony-winning maestro and operetta specialist, Franz Allers (My Fair Lady, Camelot).
First Time on CD!

Coloratura soprano Patrice Munsel is among the great featured singers in this 1964 Broadway cast album of Franz Lehar's charming The Merry Widow. Actress Joan Weldon and character actor Mischa Auer also star with Bob Wright, Siegfried Arno, and Frank Porretta in this collectible recording.

The most popular of all Viennese operettas, The Merry Widow features a richly melodic score including the beloved “Vilja” and a bouquet of unforgettable waltzes. Produced by Richard Rodgers, The Merry Widow was conducted by the Tony-winning maestro and operetta specialist, Franz Allers (My Fair Lady, Camelot).
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Works on This Recording

1. Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár
Performer:  Mischa Auer (Voice), Joan Weldon (Voice), Bob Wright (Baritone),
Siegfried Arno (Voice), Patrice Munsel (Soprano), Frank Porretta (Voice)
Conductor:  Franz Allers
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 

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