Vancouver

Vancouver Opera presents The Merry Widow

  • Times: 2:00PM, 7:30PM
  • Location: Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • Address:
  • 630 Hamilton St at West Georgia
  • Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
  • Phone: 604-683-0222

Saturday October 20, 27 7:30pm
Thursday October 25 7:30pm
Sunday October 28 2:00pm

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver

By Franz Lehár

The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe) in this wonderfully lavish Art Nouveau production directed by Canadian Kelly Robinson (last at Vancouver Opera as director of the hit production of Evita). Set in the heart of vibrant fin de siècle Paris, the wealthy widow, Hanna Glawari, sung by Italian-Canadian Lucia Cesaroni, schemes to win the heart of dashingly handsome Count Danilo, interpreted here by tenor John Cudia, recently at VO as Cassio in Verdi's Otello. The story unfolds on a stage packed with elegant ladies, eligible bachelors, and Maxim's famous can-can dancers. Franz Lehár's charming score, last performed at VO in 1990, is filled with lush waltzes and ballads. Susan Memmott-Allred's costumes and Michael Yeargan's sets evoke the Belle Epoque period with winning style. Rising star conductor Ward Stare will direct the Vancouver Opera Orchestra.

Sung in German with English dialogue and English SURTITLES™

Tickets: Various Prices - Tickets Will Go On Sale In Early Summer
To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit: www.vancouveropera.ca

Vancouver Opera presents The Merry Widow
630 Hamilton St at West Georgia