Presented at the Semperoper Dresden by the Sächsische Staatsoper, this updated, contemporary production of the charming, sensual operetta features a stellar cast under conductor Manfred Honeck and French stage director Jérôme Savary. Commonly referred to as the “The Queen of Operettas,” Die Lustige Witwe centers on a wealthy widow and her countrymen’s efforts to match her with the right husband to keep her riches in the principality. With familiar music including You’ll Find Me at Maxim’s and The Merry Widow Waltz, this energetic, humorous staging bursts with color and sensuality.
In German with English subtitles. Running time: 143 minutes.