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Die lustige Witwe

Opera: Work details

Composer: Franz Lehár
Librettist: Victor Léon
Librettist: Leo Stein
Work definition: Operetta in three acts
Title notes: Also known as 'The Merry Widow'
After: After the comedy 'L'attaché d'ambassade' by Henri Meilhac
Language: German
World premiere: 30 December 1905, Theater an der Wien, Vienna
ROH company premiere: 23 October 1997, The Royal Opera, Shaftesbury Theatre, London
The Merry Widow (1997) The Royal Opera (1 performance online)