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The Merry Widow


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An operetta by Franz Lehar
with Mary Costa, Jeremy Brett

Also starring Joyce Blackham, Ryland Davies

One of the best loved of all operettas, The Merry Widow is set in Paris during the Naughty Nineties.
The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
The Pro Arte Orchestra
leader Max Salpeter
Conductor, David Lloyd-Jones

(Jeremy Brett is a National Theatre player; Derek Hammond Stroud appears by arrangement with the Sadler's Wells Opera)


Composer: Franz Lehar
Original book by: Victor Leon
Original book by: Leo Stein
English version by: Christopher Hassall
Singers: The Ambrosian Opera Chorus
Musicians: The Pro Arte Orchestra
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Associate conductor: Gordon Mackie
Repetiteur: Courtney Kenny
Costumes: Juanita Waterson
Make-up: Ann Ferriggi
Choreographer: Norman Maen
Designer: Eileen Diss
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: John Gorrie
Anna Glawari: Mary Costa
Count Danilo Danilovitch: Jeremy Brett
Valencienne: : Joyce Blackham
Camille de Rosillon: Ryland Davies
Baron Mirko Zeta: Derek Hammond Stroud
Njegus: Reginald Barratt
Vicomte Cascada: David Kernan
Raoul de St Brioche: Valentine Palmer
Kromov: John Savident
Olga: Gita Denise
Bogdanowitsch: Neilson Taylor
Pritschitsch: Robert Parvin
Grisettes: Jill Martin
Grisettes: Maureen Keetch
Grisettes: Soo Bee Lee
Grisettes: Ann Hood
Grisettes: Canna Kendall
Grisettes: Delatour Hall
Dancer: Maureen Sims
Dancer: Maureen Bright
Dancer: Maureen Willsher
Dancer: Janis MacKintosh
Dancer: Gay Parker
Dancer: Louanne Richards
Dancer: Denys Palmer
Dancer: Paddy McIntyre
Dancer: Jerry Manley
Dancer: Leigh Foster
Dancer: Barrie Wilkinson
Dancer: Bill Drysdale

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