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The Merry Widow, Franz Lehar

March 15, Sunday 19.00
Conductor: Janis Stafeckis.
Soloists: Sonora Vaice, Nauris Indzeris, Dainis Skutelis, Anastasija Dolgoņenko, Emils Kivlenieks, Guntars Ruņģis

Those who have once experienced the intoxicating effect of Lehar's
operettas will unmistakably recognise its Austro-Hungarian-French spirit.
Put your trouble behind and come to this queen of operettas!

What this operetta is about?
"Whenlips turn silent, violins utter: do love me…", sing the characters of The Merry Widow.
 Let this catchy violin tune guide you through all the amorous perplexities and adventures of this operetta.

After its premiere at the Theater an der Wien on 30 December 1905,
The Merry Widow turned out one of the most universally appealing
operettas of all time. In its first few years „The Merry Widow”
became a veritable forest fore, whose success swept throughtout continental Europe.