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The full version of this operetta has a duration of 2:45:00. Per the English Wikipedia, almost complete recordings were made in 1907, and then again in 1950. Most recorded versions today are abridged. Highly rated recordings of near-complete versions in the original German have been conducted by Otto Ackermann in 1953, Lovro von Matačič in 1963 (both with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf as Hanna), and by Herbert von Karajan in 1972 (Felicity Lott in the title role).

Annotation last modified on 2017-02-23 19:46 UTC.

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composer:Franz Lehár (composer) (in 1905)
librettist:Victor Léon (librettist)
Leo Stein
premiered at:Theater an der Wien in Wien, Austria (on 1905-12-30)
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/work/lustige_witwe/ [info]
Wikidata:Q478202 [info]
later translated versions:Glada änkan
La Veuve joyeuse
The Merry Widow (English lyrics by Adrian Ross)
The Merry Widow (English lyrics by Sachs/Mandel)
The Merry Widow (English lyrics by Sheldon Harnick)
The Merry Widow (English lyrics by Nigel Douglas)
The Merry Widow (unknown version)
parts:Die lustige Witwe: „Ich hol dir vom Himmel das Blau” (Neufassung, 1928) (number)
Die lustige Witwe: Introduktion (The Merry Widow: Overture)
1. Die lustige Witwe: Akt I (act)
2. Die lustige Witwe: Akt II (act)
3. Die lustige Witwe: Akt III (act)
is the basis for:The Merry Widow Suite
arrangements:Vals de La viuda alegre
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Recordings

DateTitleAttributesArtistLength
recordings
1929-01Die lustige Witwe: Mein Freund aus Singapur (auf die Melodie des Grisettenlieds)partialFritzi Massary2:33
1940-11-22Die lustige Witwe – Potpourri: 1. Teilmedley and partialZarah Leander und Sven-Olof Sandberg4:30
1940-11-22Die lustige Witwe – Potpourri: 2. Teilmedley and partialZarah Leander und Sven-Olof Sandberg3:54
1940-11-22Die lustige Witwe (Potpourri) (1940)medley and partialZarah Leander8:22
1989-04 – 1989-06Merry Widow MarchpartialSlovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Richard Hayman3:41
Die lustige Witwemedley and partialZarah Leander?:??
Die lustige Witwemedley and partialZarah Leander?:??
Die lustige Witwemedley and partialZarah Leander?:??
Die lustige Witwe (excerpt)instrumental and partial[mechanical instruments]2:31
Die lustige Witwe (Querschnitt)partialHerta Talmar, Renate Holm, Rita Bartos, Peter Alexander, Sándor Kónya, Franz Fehringer, Franz Marszalek?:??
Die lustige Witwe, KonzertsuitepartialNational Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Gerhardt13:12
Die lustige Witwe, PotpourripartialKarussellorgel Gebr. Bruder Modell 1097:56
Die lustige Witwe: Introduction & WalzerfolgeBudapest Philharmonic Orchestra, János Sándor4:45
Die lustige Witwe: KolopartialChor der Wiener Volksoper, Orchester der Wiener Volksoper, Franz Bauer-Theussl0:40
La vedova allegra : "Tace il labbro"partialFranco Artioli, Sandra Ballinari, Armando Costabile3:03
Lõbus lesk: Danilo laulpartialAlfred Sällik2:47
Potpourri aus 'Die lustige Witwe' (1)medley and partialZarah Leander4:31
Potpourri aus 'Die lustige Witwe' (2)medley and partialZarah Leander3:54
Strauss PartymedleyAndré Rieu4:22
The Merry Widow (instrumental highlights)instrumental and partial[unknown]8:53
The Merry Widow WaltzpartialArthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra5:50
Viliainstrumental and partialGuy Lombardo & His Orchestra2:44