Widow is a delicious confection: a light-hearted look at
love amid the champagne and glitter of Art Deco France. Ladies sweep into
ballrooms in silk fishtail gowns, and dapper gents in suits and patent
leather shoes kiss your hand and fill up your dance card. Melbourne-born
Danielle de Niese (evening performances only) plays the
beguiling widow, inadvertent heiress of a city's fortune after just eight
days of marriage. Fearing the loss of their riches, the society set are
determined that she must wed a local, and soon, before any foreigner catches
her gaze. But she's got a history with the man they've got in mind, and to
complicate matters, the widow isn't the only one turning heads. There's
plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant
romance. Graeme Murphy brings his spirited choreography and direction to
Lehár's charming operetta in a brand new production.
Opera Australia and
Orchestra Victoria conducted by Vanessa Scammell.
7.30pm 15th, 16t, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd & 24th July 2017
Matinees 1pm 18th & 25th July and 3pm 19th July 2017
Ticket prices and bookings on
Opera Australia website.