The Merry Widow 101

A Century of Romance

Compiled by John Kenrick

(Copyright 2011)

The original Merry Widow teamDie Lustige Witwe's original stars Louis Treumman (Danilo) and Mitzi Gunther (Hannah) with composer Franz Lehar.

Franz Lehar's Die Lustige Witwe premiered in Vienna in 1905. Over a century later, The Merry Widow is still going strong, with productions taking place in various languages all around the world. The Internet has little coverage of this cultural landmark, so once again, Musicals101 is happy to fill the gap with this collection of essays, research resources, and photos from John Kenrick's archive.

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