The Merry Widow - Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura Remembered

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Renowned singers Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura, the leading exponents of Franz Lehar’s most famous operetta, The Merry Widow, will be featured in an upcoming Vermont Public Radio Program.

Renowned singers Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura will be remembered as the leading exponents of Franz Lehar’s most famous operetta, The Merry Widow, on Vermont Public Radio http://www.vpr.net Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 12 noon.

Opera expert Peter Fox Smith and producer of the weekly “A Passion for Opera” program will host Eggerth and Kiepura’s son, pianist Marjan Kiepura, who has brought recordings of his illustrious parents. Selections will include especially Franz Lehar, and also Fritz Kreisler, Robert Stolz, John Kander as well as operatic and unpublished excerpts.

Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura performed The Merry Widow over 2000 times in five languages in major music capitals worldwide, more than anyone else in history.

This will be followed by the live broadcast of The Merry Widow from the Metropolitan Opera at 1 PM.

Vermont Public Radio can be accessed at http://www.vpr.net, then click on “Listen Live” at upper left and then choose VPR Classical.

For more information about Marta Eggerth and Marjan Kiepura, visit http://www.patriamusic.com

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