RCM Opera: The Merry Widow

11 March 2024 - 16 March 2024

Be transported to glistening, extravagant 1920s Paris with Franz Lehár’s most celebrated operetta, performed by talented singers of the RCM Opera Studio.

Wealthy young widow Hanna Glawari is set to remarry to keep her riches within the poverty-stricken Balkan province of Pontevedro. When she encounters her ex, Count Danilo, with his appetite for wine and women, misunderstandings and comedic misadventure abound.

The young widow's quest for love is played out against a backdrop of champagne fuelled parties, and the decadent Parisian nightclub – Chez Maxims. A roaring success after its premiere in 1905, Franz Lehár's uplifting operetta features the instantly recognisable Vilja Song and Merry Widow Waltz, both staples of the opera canon.

Please note that this production contains some mild adult themes and scenes of smoking. Parental discretion is advised for children. The performance will also use haze.

Libretto by Viktor Léon & Leo Stein
Music by Franz Lehár
This production will be sung in German, with English dialogue translation by Jeremy Sams
English translation used by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited

Events

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11 March 2024, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

Be transported to glistening, extravagant 1920s Paris with Franz Lehár’s most celebrated operetta, performed by talented singers of the RCM Opera Studio.

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13 March 2024, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

Be transported to glistening, extravagant 1920s Paris with Franz Lehár’s most celebrated operetta, performed by talented singers of the RCM Opera Studio.

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15 March 2024, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

Be transported to glistening, extravagant 1920s Paris with Franz Lehár’s most celebrated operetta, performed by talented singers of the RCM Opera Studio.

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16 March 2024, 7:00pm
Britten Theatre

Be transported to glistening, extravagant 1920s Paris with Franz Lehár’s most celebrated operetta, performed by talented singers of the RCM Opera Studio.

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