The Merry Widow (San Francisco Opera)

Overview

Opus Arte and the BBC present this performance of Franz Lehár's comic operetta The Merry Widow. Directed by Lotfi Mansouri, this production features Yvonne Kenny in the lead role and performances by Bo Skovhus, Gregory Turay, and Angelika Kirchschlager. The production also includes new dialogue from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein and a new ballet segment during the "Chez Maxim" scene.
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Overview

Opus Arte and the BBC present this performance of Franz Lehár's comic operetta The Merry Widow. Directed by Lotfi Mansouri, this production features Yvonne Kenny in the lead role and performances by Bo Skovhus, Gregory Turay, and Angelika Kirchschlager. The production also includes new dialogue from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein and a new ballet segment during the "Chez Maxim" scene.
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Special Features

Illustrated synopsis; Cast gallery; Impressions - Lotfi Mansouri, Yvonne Kenny, Bo Skovhus, Angelika Kirchschlager and Gregory Turay discuss The Merry Widow; Illustrated booklet - Camille Crittenden examines what insight The Merry Widow gives into women's roles in fin0de-sièle Vienna
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/19/2003
  • UPC: 809478000273
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Rating:

  • Source: Bbc / Opus Arte
  • Region Code: 0
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 3:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 43,583

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yvonne Kenny Anna Glawari
Bo Skovhus Count Danilo Danilovitch
Angelika Kirchschlager Valencienne
Gregory Turay Camille de Rosillon
Carlo Hartmann Baron Mirko Zeta
Curtis Sullivan Vicomte Cascada
Jonathan Boyd Raoul de St. Brioche
Bob Amaral Kromow
Marnie Breckenridge Olga
William Saetre Pritschitch
Jayne Taine Praskowia
Peter Strummer Bogdanovitch
Colleen McGrath Sylviane
Elijah Chester Njegus
Janice Lynde Zozo
Matt Logan Maître d'hôtel
San Francisco Opera Orchestra
San Francisco Opera Chorus and Ballet
Erich Kunzel Conductor
Technical Credits
Thierry Bosquet Costumes/Costume Designer
Lawrence Pech Choreography
Michael Yeargan Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. Introduction: Pontevedro in Paree
3. Scene 1: A Highly Respectable Wife
5. Scene 2: Fifty Million!
6. Scene 3: Gentlemen No More
8. Scene 4: Charmante, Delicieuse, Ravissante
9. Scene 5: I Will Marry Her
10. Scene 6: I'm Off to Chez Maxime
13. Scene 7: All's One to All Men Where There's Gold
16. Scene 8: Valencienne Has Lost Her Fan
17. Scene 9: My Wife Is Having an Affair!
18. Scene 10: A Diplomatic Mission
19. Finale
21. Introduction & Dance: Vilia Song
23. Scene 1: No Better Party in Paris
24. Scene 2: Where Is Prince Danilo?
25. Scene 3: Monsieur De Rosillon Is in Love
26. Scene 4: Jogging in A One-Horse Gig
28. Scene 5: The State of the Fatherland Is in Your Hands
29. Scene 6: Have You Lost Anything Recently?
30. Scene 7: Cascada Is About to Marry the Fifty Million?
31. Scene 8: Think of Your Age, Madame!
32. Scene 9: Girls, Girls, Girls
34. Scene 10: I Could Never Forget the Way You Danced
35. Scene 11: Love in My Heart Was Dying
37. Scene 12: Disgrace, and Shame! A Scandal!
38. Finale
1. Ballet
2. Scene 1: Njegus's Song - Quite Parisian Eh Voila Les Belles Grisettes
5. Scene 2: A Thousand Francs for A Kiss
6. Scene 3: Location Dysphoria!
7. Scene 4: Love Unspoken
9. Scene 5: Love, Live, Forever Girls, Girls, Girls (Reprise)
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Act 1
   Act 2
   Act 3
   Extras
      Synopsis
      Impressions
      Cast Gallery
   Subtitles
      Español
   Audio
      Dolby 5.1
      Stereo
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