The Merry Widow

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  • Original score

    • Now Ladies and Gentlemen
      • a.k.a. Oh, I'm Unaccustomed to Speaking
      • a.k.a. Opening Chorus: Now Ladies and Gentlemen
      • a.k.a. Opening Chorus: Pontevedro in Paris
      • a.k.a. Pontevedro in Paris
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 1
    • Ball-Music
      • a.k.a. Ballroom Music
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No la
    • A Dutiful Wife
      • a.k.a. A Highly Respectable Wife
      • a.k.a. I Am a Virtuous Wife
      • a.k.a. We Are Alone
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 2
    • In Marsovia
      • a.k.a. Gentlemen, No More!
      • a.k.a. Hannah's Entrance
      • a.k.a. I'm Still a Pontevedrian
      • a.k.a. If Widows are Rich
      • a.k.a. Marriage in Marsovia
      • a.k.a. Widows are Gay
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 3
    • Maxim's
      • a.k.a. I'm Off to Chez Maxime
      • a.k.a. Maxim's (Girls, Girls, Girls)
      • a.k.a. The Problems of a Prince
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 4
    • Home
      • a.k.a. All's One to All Men Where There's Gold
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 5
    • Ladies' Choice
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 6
    • Oh, Come Away
      • a.k.a. Come Away to the Ball
      • a.k.a. Melody of Laughter
      • a.k.a. Surrender to the Waltz
      • a.k.a. The Melody of Paris
      • a.k.a. The Waltz is a Lovely Invitation
      • a.k.a. We'll Go to Cafe Paree
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 6
    • Down in Dear Marsovia
      • a.k.a. Dance
      • a.k.a. Heia-Ho!
      • a.k.a. Mi velimo dase
      • a.k.a. Russian Dance
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 7
    • Vilia
      • a.k.a. Gypsies in the Courtyard
      • a.k.a. Gypsy Music
      • a.k.a. Vilia-Song
      • a.k.a. Vilja
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 7
    • The Cavalier
      • a.k.a. Jogging in a One-Horse Gig
      • a.k.a. Soldier Boy
      • a.k.a. Such a Silly Soldier Boy
      • a.k.a. The Pavilion
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 8
    • Women
      • a.k.a. Courting Girls
      • a.k.a. The Women
      • a.k.a. You're Back Where You First Began
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 9
    • He'll Take You to Maxim's Where Fun and Frolic Beam
      • a.k.a. A Lady's Fan
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 10
    • Oh, Say No More!
      • a.k.a. Dear Friend, Be Calm!
      • a.k.a. Enough, Camille!
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 11
    • Love in My Heart
      • a.k.a. Life Was Devoid of Meaning
      • a.k.a. Love in My Heart Was Dying
      • a.k.a. Red as a Rose in Maytime
      • a.k.a. Tonight Will Teach Me to Forget
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 11
    • Come to the Little Arbor Here
      • a.k.a. Look Where a Leafy Bower Lies
      • a.k.a. Night
      • a.k.a. See! There's a Small Pavilion Near
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 11
    • Well, Gentlemen, What Is Your Will?
      • a.k.a. Do You Have Something on Your Mind?
      • a.k.a. Girls, Girls, Girls
      • a.k.a. I Wonder What It Is They Want
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 12
    • I Am Free, So, Tra-la-la-la-la-la!
      • a.k.a. I Need Your Passion, Tra-la-la-la-la-la
      • a.k.a. My Marriage Will Be One Arranged
      • a.k.a. Oh, How Splendid, Tral-la-la-la-la-la
      • a.k.a. Quite a la Mode Paree
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 12
    • There Once Were Two Princes' Children
      • a.k.a. There Once Lived a Prince and Princess
      • a.k.a. There Once Were Two Royal Children
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 12
    • Cakewalk
      • a.k.a. The Cakewalk
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 13
    • Girls at Maxim's, The
      • a.k.a. Can-Can
      • a.k.a. Eh, Voila Les Belles Grisettes
      • a.k.a. Grisettes
      • a.k.a. Mademoiselles at Maxim's
      • a.k.a. Ritantou Ritantirelle
      • a.k.a. We're the Famous Maxim's Playgirls
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 14
    • Butterflies
      • a.k.a. Kuiawiak
      • a.k.a. Kujawiak
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 15
    • Quite Parisian
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 16
    • I Love You So
      • a.k.a. Love Unspoken
      • a.k.a. Merry Widow Waltz
      • a.k.a. The Love of Long Ago
      • a.k.a. The Merry Widow Waltz
      • a.k.a. [TMW] No 17

  • Written for the 1934 film version

  • Interpolated into the 1952 film version

Studio Cast Recordings

Recordings listed here were done in the studio specifically to release as recordings. They do not represent cast recordings of a particular production.

Studio Cast (1940)
Donald Richards, Elaine Malbin, Nino Ventura
Studio Cast (1945)
Kitty Carlisle, Wilbur Evans, Felix Knight, Lisette Verea
Studio Cast (1949)
Risë Stevens, Dennis Morgan
Studio Cast (1952)
Dorothy Kirsten, Robert Rounseville, Genevieve Warner, Clifford Harvout, Wesley Dalton
Studio Cast (1962)
Lisa Della Casa, John Reardon, Laurel Hurley, Charles K. L. Davis, Paul Franke
Studio Cast (1965)
Mary Thomas (ii), Jamie Phillips, John McNally, Mike Sammes Singers
Studio Cast (1968)
June Bronhill, Jeremy Brett, Ann Howard, David Hughes (iii), Neil Howlett
Studio Cast (8888)
Jacqueline Delman, John Wakefield, Robert Bowman, David Price, John Larsen
Studio Cast (8888)
Gordon MacRae, Lucille Norman
Studio Cast (8888)
Alberta Hopkins, Norma Cleary, Eddy Ruhl, Fred Weidner
Studio Cast (8888)
Senator Singers
Studio Cast (9999)
Anna Moffo, Mary Ellen Pracht, William Lewis, Arthur Rubin, Robert Nagy

Demos & Pre-Production Recordings

  • No demos listed.

Source Material

Translation of the Viennese operetta Die Lustige Witwe which was based on the 1861 comedy L'Attaché d'ambassade by Henri Meilhac


No synopsis listed.

Trivia & History

To facilitate comparison of the musical portions of the various English translations of The Merry Widow, we have given the principal numbers in the original English language version the original 1907 score numbers (as alternate song titles). These may be used to cross reference the music used in the other versions.

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Alternate Titles

  • Die Lustige Witwe (German title)

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