Events

The Merry Widow – Opera Australia (Audio Described)

Details

Date 19 November 2017

Time 3:00 PM

Contact

Arts Center Melbourne

Address Arts Center Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC

Phone 03 9685 3700.

Overview

Audio described  

November 19 at 3pm

Arts Center Melbourne

Phone 03 9685 3700.

NEW PRODUCTION

The Merry Widow is a delicious confection: a light-hearted look at love amid the champagne and glitter of Art Deco France. Ladies sweep into ballrooms in silk fishtail gowns, and dapper gents in suits and patent leather shoes kiss your hand and fill up your dance card.

Melbourne-born international star Danielle de Niese plays the beguiling widow, inadvertent heiress of a city's fortune after just eight days of marriage. Fearing the loss of their riches, the society set are determined that she must wed a local, and soon, before any foreigner catches her gaze. But she's got a history with the man they've got in mind, and to complicate matters, the widow isn't the only one turning heads. There's plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance.

Graeme Murphy brings his spirited choreography and direction to Lehár's charming operetta in a brand new production


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