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Lehár: The Merry Widow DVD (San Francisco Opera)

Lotfi Mansouri’s spectacular last production as General Director of San Francisco Opera with Yvonne Kenny making her debut in the title role, new dialogue specially commissioned from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein and an original ballet to set the scene ‘Chez Maxime’ bringing fresh insight into Lehár’s classic operetta. 

Composer: Franz Lehár
Anna Glawari: Yvonne Kenny
Danilo: Bo Skovhus
Valencienne: Angelika Kirchschlager
Camille: Gregory Turay
Baron Mirko Zeta: Carlo Hartmann 

San Francisco Opera Chorus and Ballet
San Francisco Opera Orchestra 
Conductor: Erich Kunzel 
Stage Director:Lotfi Mansouri
Set Designs: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designs: Thierry Bosquet
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Lawrence Pech 

Bonus: Illustrated synopsis / Cast Gallery / Impressions: Lotfi Mansouri, Yvonne Kenny, Bo Skovhus, Angelika Kirchschlager and Gregory Turay discuss The Merry Widow

Picture: 16:9
Sound: PCM 2.0 stereo / DTS-HD
Format: NTSC
Region code: All regions
Running time: 189 mins
Subtitles: FR/DE/SP
Year: 2001