The Merry Widow

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
June 9, 2010
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St. Paul, Minn. — Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow" has that certain "it" quality for a stage work: a story real enough not to be farce, but also fantastic enough to create some delightful theatrical make-believe. All that coupled with a hit parade of a score. First performed in 1905, "The Merry Widow" made Lehar a very rich man.

The Skylark Opera's production begins this weekend at the E. M. Pearson Theater. The leads are a husband and wife team, Vicki Fingalson and Jeffrey Madison.

They joined host Steve Staruch along with the Artistic Director of Skylark Opera, Steve Stucki, for a preview.

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