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Baron Zeta, the ambassador from Hanna's homeland, Pontevedro, was played with great style by veteran singer and actor, Hristo Sarafov. His fun loving wife, Valencienne, was beautifully sung by the utterly charming Snejana Dramcheva who proved to be quite a capable can-can dancer. Her would-be lover, Camille, was the suave Ivailo Ghurov. His portrayal led you to think that he preferred a woman who would never be his to a more demanding fiancée. Veteran singing actor Guergui Dinev was an energetic Njegus and Elvis Ztenkov an amusing Cascada.

Dancers at Maximes. Photo © 2007 Robin Grant
Dancers at Maximes. Photo © 2007 Robin Grant

Czech Opera Prague's Merry Widow was a wonderful piece of Viennese 'pastry' that left audience members feeling happy and satisfied with no addition to their calorific intake.

The Merry Widow finale. Photo © 2007 Robin Grant
The Merry Widow finale. Photo © 2007 Robin Grant

 

Copyright © 4 December 2007 Susan Hampton, Los Angeles, USA

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