La Veuve joyeuse by Franz Lehàr
Paris, Embassy of Marsovie. To lift Pontevedro from its economic crisis, a reception is held to persuade the wealthy widow Missia Palmieri to remarry a fellow countryman. Count Danilo seems to be the ideal candidate, especially since they were once very much in love with each other. But after a misunderstanding leads to the end of their romance, how will Danilo and Missia manage to fight their pride and convince each other of their true passion? In a festive Europe where love always wins, enjoy one of the most popular operettas ever written and spend a delightful hour !
A first look at the repertoire
F. LEHÀR (1870-1948)
Act I: Entrance of Danilo: Pardonne-moi, chère patrie*
Act III: Duo Heure exquise qui nous grise**
*Audio file recorded by Lucie St-Martin (soprano), Geoffrey Schellenberg (baritone) and Esther Gonthier, (piano)
**Audio file recorded by Geoffrey Schellenberg (baritone) and Esther Gonthier, (piano)
Recording and editing by Pierre Léger.