Lehar: The Merry Widow / Bonynge, Sutherland

Release Date: 11/20/2001
Label: Kultur Video
Catalog Number: 5
Composer: Franz Lehár
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Number of Discs: 1

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Joan Sutherland sparkles in the lead role of Lehar's delightful operetta in this Opera Australia production from the Sydney Opera House. Turn of the century Paris provides the glittering setting for this operetta, first performed in Vienna in 1905 and here given by the Australian Opera in the English version by Christopher Hassall, with Sutherland as widow Anna Glawari. Ronald Stevens sings Danilo, with Anson Austin as Camille and Anne Maree McDonald as Valencienne. The Elizabethan Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Richard Bonynge.
Works on This Recording
1. Die lustige Witwe by Franz Lehár
Performer: Gordon Wilcock (Tenor), Graeme Ewer (Baritone), Ronald Stevens (Baritone), Anson Austin (Soprano), Anne-Maree McDonald (Voice), Dame Joan Sutherland (Soprano)
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Period: Romantic
Written: 1905 ; Vienna, Austria
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