Merry Widow 101


Commentary by John Kenrick

(Copyright 2004-2006)


There have been countless recordings of the Widow over the past hundred years, and new ones continue to appear. This list stresses the recordings that are currently on CD, while listing a few historic LP versions that have not yet been digitalized.

There are a number of German language analog recordings of this score. Those listed here have been released on CD. Although stars of the original Viennese cast lived well into the age of recorded sound, they sadly did not preserve any of their performances for posterity.



The Widow has been recorded in many languages. Of those on the partial list below, only the French recording has received an American CD release.

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