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SEASON 14/15

Lehár’s

The Merry Widow

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

Composed by Franz Lehár, The Merry Widow is often called The Queen of Operettas, as it is the most celebrated and successful operetta of its kind ever written. Well-known music includes Vilja Lied, The Merry Widow Waltz and You Will Find Me at Maxim’s.

The story surrounds a rich widow and her countrymen’s attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband. Baron Mirko Zeta organised a party to bring together Hanna Glawari, a rich and beautiful heiress, and Count Danilo, an embassy’s attaché. This should prevent her from marrying a foreigner. But all did not go according to plan.