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Opera North: The Merry Widow

Opera
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Franz Lehár 1905

An effervescent whirlwind of romance and entertainment

Hanna Glawari is a young, beautiful and stupendously wealthy widow hailing from the near-bankrupt nation of Pontevedro. Arriving in Paris, French bachelors everywhere vie excitedly for her attention. Meanwhile Baron Zeta, the Pontevedrian ambassador, must ensure that she marries the charming Count Danilo to save the state from financial ruin. Little does he know that Danilo and Hanna have a history… Director Giles Havergal’s stylish production is complemented by opulent period costume and dazzling choreography in a work which is filled with wonderful waltz rhythms, rich melodies and catchy tunes. Leslie Travers supplies elegant fin-de-siècle set designs, and Kit Hesketh-Harvey applies brilliant wit to a fresh English version of the most popular of 20th-century operettas.

Additional Information
A co-production with Opera Australia
Sung in English

Running time: Act 1: 50 minutes, Interval: 20 minutes, Act 2: 1 hour 10 minutes

Fees

£2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction.

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Season Ticket Package
Book 3 operas from the Autumn 2018 season/Spring 2019 season and get 10% off.
Book 4-6 operas from the Autumn 2018 season/Spring 2019 season get 15% off.

Groups 8+
20% off the ticket price. Available on Thursday only.

Under 30s, Go Card Holders & Students
Tickets £10. Subject to availability, cannot be reserved in advance. Maximum of two tickets per person per opera.

Standby Tickets
50% off from 6pm on the day available to concession holders in person. Subject to availability.
Full price or concession ticket, plus complimentary ticket for essential companion, available to customers with disabilities. Available in the Stalls.

Retired Over 60s
10% of all tickets. Available Tuesday to Friday.

Under 18s & Registered Unwaged
50% of all tickets. Available Tuesday to Friday.

School Groups
50% Balcony tickets for groups of 10+. One free teacher place per 20 pupils booked. Available Tuesday to Friday.

Concessions may not be available in the Balcony, and are not available or for Saturday 7.30pm performances.

'Innocent, escapism pleasure'

The Telegraph

'There are frills and thrills galore in this high-kicking Merry Widow'

The Observer

Free Pre-show Talks
Thursday 8 & Saturday 10 November, 6.30 – 7pm, Nelson Studio

Members of the Opera North team discuss the show with an audience Q&A.

Please book in advance by visiting our Box Office or calling 0115 989 5555 as places are limited.