22nd and 24th July, 1st and 4th August
Musical director – Konstantinos Diminakis
Artistic director – Bernadette Grimmett
Artistic co-director – Guido Martin-Brandis
The Merry Widow
Created in 1905 by Franz LEHÁR, The Merry Widow is an Austrian operetta in three acts. The story begins at a party at the Pontevedro embassy hotel in Paris in honour of the prince’s birthday. The operetta tells the story of the widow Hanna Glawari, who is intended to become the wife of Count Danilo Danilowitsch, who was not able to marry Hanna a few years earlier when she was not yet a member of the nobility. Meanwhile, at the party, Camille de Rosillon confesses his love for Valencienne, the wife of Baron Mirko Zeta, and she does not seem happy about it. The day after the party, Hanna Glawari confesses at her own reception that she is in love with Camille de Rosillon. This story talks about the changes in official and romantic relationships through the lives of the characters.
Soloists to include:
Hanna Glawari –