Mogens Dahl





The Merry Widow

music by
Franz Lehár

lyrics by
Victor Léon and Leo Stein

Mogens Dahl

Troels Kold

scenography and costumes
Kristian Vang Rasmussen

Kristina Mølgaard

Rune Halken Tønnes

performers include
Bodil Øland
Eva Hess Thaysen
Jesper Buhl
Jens Krandsgaard
Carl Chr. Rasmussen
National Opera Choir, Aarhus
Aarhus Symphony Orchestra
Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Sønderjyllands Symphony Orchestra
Odense Symphony Orchestra
Sjællands Symphony Orchestra
Randers Chamber Orchestra
National Opera Chamber Orchestra, Aarhus

Read reviews from some of Mogens Dahl's activities in Aarhus 1991 - 2003 on these pages.
Read about Mogens Dahl's recent projects in Copenhagen here: and


The press wrote about “The Merry Widow”

Peer Kjær Andersen/ Kristeligt Dagblad 04.02.03

Here was warmth, intensity, the right atmosphere for an operetta, thanks to a harmonic and sensitive - but not sentimental - accompaniment from the orchestra pit, where Mogens Dahl with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra fully supported the evening's soloists in "The Merry Widow." There were moments when time stood still and the small hairs on the back of the neck rose.

Erling Dissing/Flensborg Avis 10.03.03

Attention should be given to Mogens Dahl, who is capable of creating coherence and enterprise. With precision and authority, he creates confidence in the singers and orchestra in the Jyske Opera performance of "The Merry Widow." Both the orchestra and the choir thrive under his baton, and the soloists have the space they deserve as well.

Thomas Michelsen/Politiken 06.02.03

The music for "The Merry Widow" billows lyrically with attention on the songs from Aarhus Symphony Orchestra in Dahl's orchestra pit.