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The merry widow

The merry widow / music by Franz Lehár ; book and lyrics by Victor Léon and Leo Stein ; dialogue by Wendy Wasserstein ; directed for TV by Gary Halvorson ; producers, Judy Flannery, John Walker ; stage director, Lotfi Mansouri ; a production of Thirteen/WNET, New York; KQED Public Television, San Francisco; San Francisco Opera; BBC Worldwide; and Opus Arte BV.
[England] : BBC ; East Sussex, U.K. : Opus Arte, [2003], ©2003.

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Additional Authors
  • Léon, Victor, 1858-1940
  • Stein, Leo, 1861-1921
  • Wasserstein, Wendy.
  • Halvorson, Gary.
  • Flannery, Judy.
  • Walker, John.
  • Mansouri, Lotfi.
  • Hassall, Christopher, 1912-1963.
  • Kenny, Yvonne
  • Skovhus, Bo, 1962-
  • Kirchschlager, Angelika
  • Turay, Gregory
  • Kunzel, Erich
  • Lehár, Franz, 1870-1948.
  • Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897.
  • WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
  • KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)
  • San Francisco Opera.
  • BBC Worldwide Ltd.
  • Opus Arte (Firm)
1 videodisc (188 min.) : sound, color; 4 3/4 in.
Lotfi Mansouri's last production as General Director of the San Francisco Opera; includes new dialogue by Wendy Wasserstein and an original ballet to set the scene Chez Maxim's, bringing fresh insight into Lehár's operetta.
  • From the comedy L'attaché ambassade by Henri Meilhac.
  • Recorded live on Dec. 8, 2001, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, Calif.
  • Bonus features: synopsis; cast gallery; and the short film Impressions, featuring cast members discussing the operetta.
  • Program notes by Bronwen Roberts and Camille Crittenden in English, French and German (23 p. : col. ill.) inserted in container.
Credits (note)
  • English translation of lyrics, Christopher Hassall ; executive producer, David Horn ; costume designer, Thierry Bosquet ; set designer, Michael Yeargan ; lighting designer, Jennifer Tipton ; choreographer, Lawrence Pech ; editors, Steve Prime, Noel Rogers ; additional lyrics by Ted and Deena Puffer.
System Details (note)
  • DVD video; Dolby digital; stereo.; 5.1 surround; 16/9 anamorphic aspect ratio.
Language (note)
  • In English with optional Spanish subtitles.
  • ocm52951409
  • SCSB-9053725
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