The Merry Widow
Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia
31st December 2017 to 3rd February 2018
International soprano Danielle de Niese stars in this brand new production of Lehár's charming operetta. Hanna is newly wealthy, newly widowed and suddenly, she’s the hottest catch in town. Dapper gents are lining up for a place on her dance card, but the beguiling widow has eyes for only one man: the one that got away. International star Danielle de Niese returns to her homeland to play the bubbly, beautiful widow, inadvertent heiress of a city’s fortune after just eight days of marriage. She’s looking for love, but the widow is not the only one turning heads. There’s plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance. Lehár’s charming operetta is filled with delicious waltzes and pretty ballads, including the famous ‘Vilja Song’. Graeme Murphy brings his spirited choreography and direction to this glamorous new production.