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The Merry Widow, Franz Lehar

Latvian Operetta Foundation.
Conductor: Guntars Bernats.
Soloists: Sonora Vaice or Anta
Jankovska, Nauris Indzeris or Ingus Petersons, Jolanta Strikaite, Dainis Skutelis.

The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna and continues to be frequently revived and recorded. Film and other adaptations have also been made. Well-known music from the score includes the "Vilja Song", "Da geh' ich zu Maxim" ("You'll Find Me at Maxim's"), and the "Merry Widow Waltz".