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The merry widow

Author: Victor LéonLeo SteinWendy WassersteinGary HalvorsonJudy FlanneryAll authors
Publisher: [England] : BBC ; East Sussex, U.K. : Opus Arte, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lotfi Mansouri's last production as General Director of the San Francisco Opera; includes new dialogue by Wendy Wasserstein and an original ballet to set the scene Chez Maxim's, bringing fresh insight into Lehár's operetta--Adapted from the container.
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Genre/Form: Televised operas
Feature films
Television adaptations
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Léon; Leo Stein; Wendy Wasserstein; Gary Halvorson; Judy Flannery; John Walker; Lotfi Mansouri; Christopher Hassall; Yvonne Kenny; Bo Skovhus; Angelika Kirchschlager; Gregory Turay; Carlo Hartmann; Erich Kunzel; Franz Lehár; Henri Meilhac; San Francisco Opera.; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.); BBC Worldwide Ltd.; Opus Arte (Firm)
OCLC Number: 52951409
Language Note: In English with optional Spanish subtitles.
Notes: From the comedy L'attaché ambassade by Henri Meilhac.
Recorded live on Dec. 8, 2001, War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco, Calif.
Originally produced for television in 2002.
Bonus features: synopsis; cast gallery; and the short film Impressions, featuring cast members discussing the operetta.
Program notes by Bronwen Roberts and Camille Crittenden in English, French and German (23 p. : col. ill. ; 18 cm.) inserted in container.
Credits: English translation of lyrics, Christopher Hassall ; executive producer, David Horn ; costume designer, Thierry Bosquet ; set designer, Michael Yeargan ; lighting designer, Jennifer Tipton ; choreographer, Lawrence Pech ; editors, Steve Prime, Noel Rogers ; additional lyrics by Ted and Deena Puffer.
Performer(s): Yvonne Kenny (Anna Glawari) ; Bo Skovhus (Count Danilo Danilovitch) ; Angelika Kirchschlager (Valencienne) ; Gregory Turay (Camille de Rosillon) ; Carlo Hartmann (Baron Mirko Zeta) ; Curtis Sullivan, Jonathan Boyd, Bob Amaral, Marnie Breckenridge, William Saetre, Jayne Taini, Peter Strummer, Collen McGrath, Elijah Chester, Janice Lynde, Matt Logan, Virginia Pluth, Claudia Siefer, Jim Croom, Cynthia Drayer, Ann Greene, Debra Rose, Jodi Allen, Juliann Rhodes, Nora Heiber, supporting soloists ; San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus ; Erich Kunzel, conductor.
Description: 1 videodisc (157 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, all regions; Dolby digital stereo., 5.1 surround; 16/9 anamorphic aspect ratio.
Responsibility: music by Franz Lehár ; book and lyrics by Victor Léon and Leo Stein ; dialogue by Wendy Wasserstein ; directed for TV by Gary Halvorson ; producers, Judy Flannery, John Walker ; stage director, Lotfi Mansouri ; a production of Thirteen/WNET, New York ; KQED Public Television, San Francisco ; San Francisco Opera ; BBC Worldwide ; and Opus Arte BV.

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Lotfi Mansouri's last production as General Director of the San Francisco Opera; includes new dialogue by Wendy Wasserstein and an original ballet to set the scene Chez Maxim's, bringing fresh insight into Lehár's operetta--Adapted from the container.

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