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The Merry Widow Recording Review

Opera News, June 1978, by John W. Freeman
Sheldon Harnick’s new English version-savvy but not too slangy-is one of several reasons for listening to this disc. Beverly Sills as “Anna” and Julius Rudel, who understand not only each other but the essentials of the Viennese operetta style, are further inducement, and so is the guileless Danilo of fresh-voiced Alan Titus, aided by the luxuriantly lyric Valencienne and Camille of Glenys Fowles and Henry Price. The recording, however, is lackluster in sound.