21st October

Concert will begin at 00:30 hours GMT

Met's encore stream: Lehr's 'The Merry Widow' with Fleming, O'Hara, Gunn and Shrader from New York

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Lehár's 'The Merry Widow' is an operetta by the Austro–Hungarian composer Franz Lehár. The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story – concerning a rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband – on an 1861 comedy play, L'attaché d'ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac.

Performers: Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, and Thomas Allen,

Metropolitan Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis.

Recorded 17 January 2015.

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