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Die lustige Witwe


Volksoper Wien

In German language with English surtitles

Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow is one of the most important and best-known operettas ever. In a new production by Mariame Clément, the piece returns to our repertoire and tells the story of a love that gets a second chance. Paris, turn of the century: metropolis of music, bohemia, world exhibitions, the can-can... A diplomatic delegation gathers in anxious conspiracy because the bankruptcy of the homeland seems inevitable. Baron and ambassador Mirko Zeta sees only one way to save the Slavic operetta state of Pontevedro from financial ruin: the millionaire widow Hanna Glawari, who has just arrived in Paris. One of his compatriots must marry her! And so begins the hunt for the most charming lifebuoy in operetta history: Hanna Glawari, who, however, finds herself not facing the described facts but rather an unexpected reunion with her past lover...

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