Opera North / The Merry Widow

@ Theatre Royal Newcastle

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24 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

Wed 24 Oct & Fri 26 Oct only

Tickets from £18.50

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 yet dissolute Count Danilo to save the state from financial run. 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.

Sung in English 

Venue
Theatre Royal
100 Grey Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6BR

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