English National Opera presents: The Merry Widow

English National Opera presents: The Merry Widow

Friday, 29 March 2019, 7.30pm

The Merry Widow is Franz Lehár‘s comic masterpiece, played out in a stream of memorable melodies including the familiar ‘Vilja Song’ and ‘Merry Widow Waltz’.

With a truly glamorous setting, Lehár’s operetta centres on the relationship between the dazzling and wealthy young widow Hanna and Danilo, who has an appetite for wine and women.

As this delightful tale of a woman’s quest for love unfolds, their burgeoning romance is hampered by mishap, intrigue and comedic misadventure.

Making their ENO debuts with Lehár’s classic are director Max Webster (The Lorax at Old Vic) and sought-after Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska.

As the vivacious Hanna, ENO favourite Sarah Tynan returns for her second major appearance of the season. She is joined by Nathan Gunn as Danilo, while ENO legend Andrew Shore plays the pompous Zeta.

English lyrics by Richard Thomas
English book by April de Angelis

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Lehár's The Merry Widow ǀ English National Opera

Published on 9 March 2019

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