Hanna Glawari, recently widowed multi-millionairess, and citizen of Pontevedro, has suitors vying for her hand from every angle. It seems the only eligible bachelor that is not interested in her is Count Danilo Danilowitsch. After his family called off their engagement years before, because she was too poor, she had hoped that her wealth might now bring them together. How can she capture the heart of this man who seems only interested in drinking champagne and watching the girls at Maxim’s bar?
Filled with romantic trysts, lively dance numbers, and the famous ‘Song of Vilja’, it is no surprise that Lehár’s operetta Die lustige Witwe remains one of the most popular in the operatic canon today.
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