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The Merry Widow

The Merry 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 international star Danielle de Niese 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 Opera Australia Orchestra conducted by Vanessa Scammell.

Special Gala New Year's Eve performance at 8pm Sunday 31st December 2017
7.30pm 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 27th, 30th, 31st January, 2nd & 3rd February 2018
1pm, 6th, 13th, 20th January, 3rd February 2018
Ticket prices and bookings on Opera Australia website.




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Some related sheet music

Cover tiny file look inside The Merry Widow Vocal Score. Composed by Franz Lehar (1870-1948) and Franz Leh. Edited by Jeremy Sams. Schott. 142 pages. Glocken Verlag #GL00200. Published by Glocken Verlag (HL.49016411).
Cover tiny file look inside Vilia (from The Merry Widow) Composed by Franz Lehar (1870-1948). Arranged by William Ryden. Concert Masters. Score and set of parts. Published by Masters Music Publications Inc. (MT.A0127-SET).