The Merry Widow London Tickets
The Merry Widow London - Franz Lehár operetta
Widely regarded as Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár's greatest work, 'The Merry Widow' has been revived by numerous prestigious companies since its Vienna premiere back in 1905. Check out the range of The Merry Widow London tickets now available on StubHub.
Adapted from a 19th Century comedy
The Merry Widow is the tale of a French widower named Hanna Glawari whose considerable wealth inspires various local officials to find her a new husband in the hope of keeping her money in their principality. Based on L'attaché d'ambassade, an 1861 comedy by celebrated playwright Henri Meilhac, the story was adapted by librettists Viktor Léon and Leo Stein in 1905, with Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár providing the music. Their operetta debuted at the Theater an der Wien later that same year and thanks to compositions such as 'Da geh' ich zu Maxim', 'Vilja Song', and 'Merry Widow Waltz', became an instant success. It has been given the big screen treatment several times and in the 1970s, it was transformed into a three-act ballet by the Australian Ballet. The Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, London Philharmonic Orchestra, and Metropolitan Opera have all released official recordings, while it's also been given the big screen and ballet treatment several times over the years. You can both buy and sell The Merry Widow London tickets on StubHub.
One of the 20th Century's best-loved operettas
'The Merry Widow' received its English premiere in 1907 at London's Daly Theatre and later that same year, it was also staged on the other side of the Atlantic for the first time at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. The New York City Opera, The Light Opera of Manhattan, and The Australian Opera have all staged their own productions in more recent times, and in 2018, the English National Opera announced a new revival starring Sarah Tynan as leading lady Hanna. Directed by Max Webster, the London show also included ENO regular Andrew Shore as the pompous Baron Mirko Zeta, Nathan Gunn as Hanna's ex-lover Count Danilo, and Robert Murray as Camille de Rossillon. A regional tour of 'The Merry Widow' featuring Katie Bird, Geoffrey Dolton, and Quirijn de Lang also hit the road that same year. If you haven't yet seen one of the most popular operettas of the last century, then take a look at the various The Merry Widow London tickets currently on offer on StubHub.
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