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SEASON 14/15

Lehár’s

The Merry Widow

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Date and Time : 24 - 25 October 2014, 8.00pm
26 October 2014, 3.00pm
Venue : Esplanade Theatre, Singapore
Language : Sung in English with dialogue in English, surtitles in English and Chinese
Enquiry : (65) 6336 1929

Hailed as the "Queen of Operettas", The Merry Widow is the most celebrated and successful operetta of its kind!

Written by Austro-Hungarian Franz Lehár, (the Andrew Lloyd-Webber of his day), is a delightful romantic operetta that has endeared itself to audiences around the world since its early extraordinary successful premiere in Vienna in 1905. Its universal appeal has seen constant revivals, recordings and performances in many languages, even reworked for film and given new narrations.

Why is The Merry Widow so popular? Could it be its romantic comedy plot or its intoxicating melodies and the lavish flirty waltzes layered with a rich orchestral palette?

The Merry Widow has come into inheriting the millions from her late husband. It tells of the comic attempts by her countrymen to marry her off to the ‘right' husband in order to keep her millions in the country. The task of finding the right match becomes a state problem – for should they fail, the country will be plunged into bankruptcy. Will they succeed?

Lehar’s spirit of gaiety and romance, his gift for writing music bring on the comic story of love blossoming amidst bureaucratic wrangling. Music lovers will certainly be in for a great treat when the familiar array of catchy melodies and songs such as Vilja Song, You will Find Me in Maxim’s and the Merry Widow Waltz, are heard. These well-known and beloved songs, played and sung regularly all over the world, make The Merry Widow one of the best loved musical attractions of all time!

The Singapore Lyric Opera will be performing the English translation of The Merry Widow by Christopher Hassall. There will be English and Chinese surtitles.

Come and be enchanted by The Merry Widow!

TICKETING INFORMATION

Ticket Price(s)

$28, $48, $68, $88, $110 & $130 (for 24 & 25 Oct performances)

$28, $48, $68 & $80 (for 26 Oct performance)

Price(s) exclude SISTIC fee of $3 per ticket.
No entry for infants in arms & children below 12 years old; children from 12 years old will require a ticket for entry

Available at Sistic (from 12 August 2014)

Hotline: (65) 6348 5555
Website: www.sistic.com.sg

Early Bird discount (12 August to 12 September 2014)

  • 20% discount for:
    • SLO Friends
    • All OCBC credit card holders
    • AlumNUS card holders
    • NUSS card holders
    • PAssion card members
  • 15% discount for:
  • 15% concession discount for:
    • Students
    • Full-time NSmen
    • Senior Citizens (62 yrs and above)

After Early Bird promotion (from 13 September 2014 onwards)

  • 20% discount for:
    • Corporate/Group/School bookings for purchases of 10 tickets and above (available at SLO office only)
    • OCBC Arts Platinum card holders
  • 15% discount for:
    • SLO Friends
    • All other OCBC credit card holders
    • AlumNUS card holders
    • NUSS card holders
    • Kinokuniya Privilege card holders
    • PAssion card members
    • SLO Orchestra members
    • SLO Choir members
  • 15% concession discount for:
    • Students
    • Full-time NSmen
    • Senior Citizens (62 yrs and above)

All relevant cards must be produced in order to enjoy the discounts. Discount schemes are not valid with any other promotions/or discounts.

Schools

Use the Tote Board Arts Grant subsidy to enjoy up to 50% off ticket prices! For more details, visit http://aep.nac.gov.sg/ (under FAQ).

Corporate/Group/Schools bookings

Buy 10 tickets and get 1 free! Available at SLO office only. Please contact SLO Office at 6336-1929 or email: marketing@singaporeopera.com.sg