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Jan. 03 2015

01/17/15 – The Merry Widow – 1PM

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Metropolitan Opera

The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 45 min.

merrywidow_met15The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Mezzo-soprano diva Susan Graham takes on the title role later in the run. Sir Andrew Davis and Fabio Luisi conduct.

Sung in English.

Cast/Crew

Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Hanna Glawari: Renée Fleming
Valencienne: Kelli O’Hara
Danilo: Nathan Gunn
Camille de Rosillon: Alek Shrader
Baron Mirko Zeta: Thomas Allen

Production Team

English Version: Jeremy Sams
Production: Susan Stroman
Set Designer: Julian Crouch
Costume Designer: William Ivey Long
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Sound Designer: Mark Grey
Choreographer: Susan Stroman

Photo credits: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

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