Franz Lehár

The Merry Widow


November / December 2018


Thursday 29 November  – 7:30pm
Friday 30 November – 7:30pm
Saturday 1 December – 2:00pm
Tuesday 4 December – 7:30pm
Thursday 6 December – 7:30pm


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Creatives & Cast

Conductor – Wyn Davies
Director & Choreographer – Graeme Murphy
Associate Director –  Janet Vernon
Set Designer –  Michael Scott-Mitchell
Costume Designer – Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Designer – Damien Cooper
Assistant Director & Choreographer – Shane Placentino
English Translation – Justin Fleming

Hanna Glavari – Antoinette Halloran
Count Danilo Danilovich – Alexander Lewis
Baron Mirko Zeta – Andrew Turner
Valencienne – Desiree Frahn
Camille de Rosillon – John Longmuir
Njegus –  Mark Oates
Alexis Kromov – Nicholas Cannon
Dominik Bogdanovich – Norbert Hohl
Sylviane – Deborah Caddy
Raoul de St Brioche – Adam Goodburn
Viscount Nicolas Cascada – Jeremy Tatchell
Olga Kromov – Sarah-Jane Pattichis
Konrad Pritschich – Joshua Rowe
Praskovia –Catherine Campbell

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Running Time

Approximately two hours 50 minutes
including two intervals.

The Merry Widow
Franz Lehár


“Every act is a party fizzing with romance and comedy… a truly beautiful production”
– Limelight Magazine
Genuinely entertaining from start to finish, this much-loved operetta features exquisite music, magnificent waltzes and lavish art-deco sets. Spectacular costumes and designs create the perfect opulent backdrop to this romantic comedy as Baron Zeta attempts to arrange a successful marriage to save his homeland Pontevedra from bankruptcy.
Starring Antoinette Halloran, this fresh production is beautifully romantic, and as devilishly funny as ever.

Director and choreographer Graeme Murphy weaves his magic in this sumptuous production, designed by Michael Scott-Mitchell and Jennifer Irwin.

Sung in English, with English surtitles proudly sponsored by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation.

This production of The Merry Widow was commissioned by the Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies.

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