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May. 15 2016

06/18/16 – Merry Widow – 1PM

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LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

  • by Franz Lehár
  • In English with projected English titles
  • front page photo credit: Todd Rosenberg

Beautiful Hanna’s late husband has left her a very rich woman. In fact, she’s so rich that the economy of her homeland depends on her marrying a local — so the ambassador springs into action with the help of his wife (a former cancan girl) to find Hanna the right husband. But it’s a tricky affair because the wily widow already has someone in mind: Count Danilo, an old flame, who has no intention of giving up bachelorhood. He’s got a bevy of beauties delighted to keep him happy with no strings attached.

Rendezvous are rampant. Complications abound. Hanna ultimately gets her man as Lehár’s unforgettable tunes bubble happily along. Susan Stroman, one of Broadway’s hottest directors, leads Lyric’s blockbuster cast, featuring the incomparable star power of Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral, and Thomas Hampson in an “eyepopping production…breathtaking to look at and a pleasure to hear.” Huffington Post

 

Lyric Opera presentation generously made possible by the Donna Van Eekeren Foundation, an Anonymous Donor, Mr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Hurvis, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and the Mazza Foundation.

Production owned by The Metropolitan Opera.

 

Starring

  • Renée Fleming

    Hanna (Nov 14 – Dec 3)

    Renée Fleming

  • Elizabeth Futral

    Hanna (Dec 9 – 13)

    Elizabeth Futral

  • Thomas Hampson

    Danilo

    Thomas Hampson

  • Heidi Stober

    Valencienne

    Heidi Stober

  • Michael Spyres

    Camille

    Michael Spyres

– See more at: http://www.lyricopera.org/widow/#sthash.wteJQAd3.dpuf

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