Renee Fleming and Nathan Gunn
Photo: Brigitte Lacomb, Metropolitan Opera
What a delight to attend The Metropolitan Opera's gala opening of The Merry Widow on New Years Eve! Broadway star director Susan Stroman's new production, with English version by Jeremy Sams (of The Enchanted Isle infamy), had comedy, romance, and fun. Franz Lehár's rich harmonies and luscious melodies were beautifully spun by a very capable cast and The Metropolitan Opera's world-class orchestra and chorus, under the experienced baton of Sir Andrew Davis.