Lehár: The Operetta Edition / Bibl, Maurer, Mörbisch Festival Choir and Orchestra

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‘Arguably one of the strongest recordings in the whole Mörbisch operetta series, this is strongly recommended, and not just to die-hard operetta fans.’ (Fanfare on Der Graf von Luxemburg). This Operetta Edition presents popular works by Franz Lehár that were recorded at the Mörbisch Festival and feature the Mörbisch Festival Choir and Orchestra under the direction of Rudolf Bibl and Wolfdieter Maurer (Der Zarewitsch). The edition comprises Das Land des Lächelns, Giuditta, Die lustige Witwe, Der Graf von Luxemburg and Der Zarewitsch.


At the helm of the Mörbisch Festival Orchestra is Austrian conductor and pianist Rudolf Bibl (1929-2017), except for Der Zarewitsch under Wolfdieter Maurer. The cast of artists in each of these delightful operettas is far too extensive to identify individually but be assured, each production is echt Lehár and, of course, unmistakably Viennese. The librettos are sung in German.

-- The Whole Note (CA)

Product Description:

  • Release Date: June 18, 2021

  • UPC: 4260330919021

  • Catalog Number: OC 1902

  • Label: Oehms Classics

  • Number of Discs: 5

  • Period: Romantic, 20th Century

  • Composer: Franz Lehár

  • Conductor: Rudolf Bibl

  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Mörbisch Festival Choir, Mörbisch Festival Orchestra

  • Performer: Alexander Klinger, Alfred Sramek, Bernd Ander, Birgid Steinberger, Daniel Serafin, Dietmar Kerschbaum, Elisabeth Flechl, Johann Reinprecht, Julia Bauer, Margarita de Arellano, Markus Heinrich, Marwan Shamiyeh, Mathias Hausmann, Mehrzad Montazeri, Mirjana Irosch, Natalia Ushakova, Peter Branoff, Sangho Choi, Toru Tanabe, Yoku Mitani