Lehar's The Merry Widow

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Join us today at 1 pm to hear the Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Lehar’s The Merry Widow. The 1905 operetta revolves around the recently widowed Hanna and the noblemen trying to keep her inherited fortune in country by means of a local husband. Broadway director Susan Stroman produces work, with an English libretto by Jeremy Sams and with Andrew Davis on the podium.

Having premiered on New Year’s Eve it features: Renée Fleming as the recently widowed, Hanna; baritone Nathan Gunn playing her love interest, Danilo; in her debut season Broadway singer Kelli O’Hara plays alongside Thomas Allen, as the dignitaries trying to orchestrate the new marriage, while trying to save their own; and Alek Shrader, as the flirtatious Count Camille.

Cast:

Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Hanna Glawari: Renée Fleming
Valencienne: Kelli O'Hara
Danilo: Nathan Gunn
Camille de Rosillon: Alek Shrader
Baron Mirko Zeta: Thomas Allen