Lippen Schweigen from Lehar´s operetta The Merry Widow is one of the most popular duets for many of the world´s great opera stars. It is a question of taste, of course, but my own favourite version is the one by Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Renee Fleming. Two extraordinary singers, who clearly enjoy performing together. And the rest is wonderful music!
Listen here, and see if you you agree with my choice:
In the New Year´s Eve concert from Dresden Fleming sung Lippen Schweigen together with Christopher Maltman in another memorable performance. The entire concert, which took place in the beautiful Semper Oper was one on the best of its kind, also because of the superb orchestra, led by the great Christian Thielemann. Buy the DVD if you enjoy this kind of music!