As a composer Lehár started with contributions to the opera-genre but the great triumph of his first operetta Die lustige Witwe, (The merry widow), in 1905 made him clear that he had to give his talents to the operetta. Die lustige Witwe was not only the start of a new flourishing period, it is also one of the absolute highlights in the whole operetta-repertoire.
The 'Weiber Marsch' (Women's March) is sung in the centre of the second act of the operetta. The original text is 'Wie die Weiber man behandelt.' In this arrangement by Dutch arranger Jos Dobbelstein it is presented in it's instrumental form which has reached great popularity in operetta concerts.