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The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)
August 1, 1943

The classic Austrian Franz Lehár 1905 operetta with choreography by George Balanchine and starring the celebrated singing couple Jan Kiepura and Marta Eggerth as Prince Danilo and the widow Sonia. Prince Danilo, a carousing rake of a chorus-girl chaser from the mythical land of Marsovia, sets his sights on wooing the richest widow Sonia with an aim to keep her riches within the kingdom of Marsovia. Conducted by the famous operetta composer Robert Stolz and directed by Felix Brentano.


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