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Opera North: The Merry Widow

At Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Description

Franz Lehár 1905

An effervescent whirlwind of romance and entertainment

Hanna Glawari is a young, beautiful and stupendously wealthy widow hailing from the near-bankrupt nation of Pontevedro. Arriving in Paris, French bachelors everywhere vie excitedly for her attention. Meanwhile Baron Zeta, the Pontevedrian ambassador, must ensure that she marries the charming Count Danilo to save the state from financial ruin. Little does he know that Danilo and Hanna have a history… Director Giles Havergal’s stylish production is complemented by opulent period costume and dazzling choreography in a work which is filled with wonderful waltz rhythms, rich melodies and catchy tunes. Leslie Travers supplies elegant fin-de-siècle set designs, and Kit Hesketh-Harvey applies brilliant wit to a fresh English version of the most popular of 20th-century operettas.

Additional Information
A co-production with Opera Australia
Sung in English


Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Theatre Square
Nottingham
NG1 5ND
0115 989 5555
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