Live from the Semperoper Dresden 21st December 2007,
staged by Jérôme Savary
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“ The operettas by Franz Léhar are particularly close to my heart because I know that this music is often neglected and misunderstood.” Manfred Honeck
Awards Issue 2008
“Not until an extended and highly colourful can-can sequence in Act 3 did things really to life for me - as well as, judging by the dutiful applause up to that point, for the audience in the Semperoper. An updated Widow will appeal to some. However, I wouldn't dream of urging this version on anyone ahead of the Zürich version with Dagmar Schellenberger and Rodney Gilfry (ArtHaus) or the San Francisco Opera version in English (Opus Arte, 9/03)...”
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