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By Franz Lehar

VIDEO: 151 min., col -- Sung in English. The delightful melodies of Franz Lehar's Merry Widow sung by the incomparable Joan Sutherland. From the Australian Sydney Opera House. HOM MER 050 [blurb from the German Language Video Center catalog] Available as Order #HV 05 $39.95 in the German Language Video Center catalog; Not too idiomatic; Sutherland is striking enough without the requisite champagne. [G.R.]

[More champagne in the old film musical (Ernst Lubitsch), starring Jeanette MacDonald and Maurice Chevalier, though the score has been heavily adapted; MGM 301590] [G.R.]

AUDIO: A) EMI: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Erich Kunz, Ackerman conducting; mono

B) EMI: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Eberhard Waechter, von Matacic conducting; stereo

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