Operettas / Musicals

The Merry Widow

Since its premiere on December 30, 1905, it has been performed more than 250 000 times all over the world. And no wonder – Lehár’s instinctively enticing blend of waltzes, polkas, marches, mazurkas and can-cans takes us to the world of brilliant entertainment.

Approx. running time 2 h 30 min, one intermission

Operetta by Franz Lehár

Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein after Henry Meilhac’s comedy “L’attaché d’ambassade”
World premiere on December 30, 1905 in Theater an der Wien
Premiere at the Estonian National Opera on August 19, 2021

Since its premiere on December 30, 1905, it has been performed more than 250 000 times all over the world. And no wonder – Lehár’s instinctively enticing blend of waltzes, polkas, marches, mazurkas and can-cans takes us to the world of brilliant entertainment.

“The Merry Widow” is a witty story of a young and unimaginably rich widow Hanna Glawari, whose millions would save the State of Pontevedro from bankruptcy, if Hanna marries a Pontoedrovian. Hanna is surrounded by numerous Parisian high-class suitors but she desires the man who once promised her never to say, “I love you”. After a mix of glamorous intrigues, sparkling dance numbers and romantic love songs, Hanna and her loved one will find their happily-ever-after.

Cast:

Hanna Glawari - Katrin Targo, Helen Lokuta, Janne Ševtšenko
Count Danilo Danilovich - Tamar Nugis, Reigo Tamm
Baron Mirko Zeta - René Soom, Jassi Zahharov
Valencienne - Kadri Kõrvek, Kadri Nirgi, Karis Trass
Camille de Rosillon - Mehis Tiits, Heldur Harry Põlda
Vicomte Cascada - Rauno Elp, Aare Saal
Raoul de St. Brioche - Mart Madiste, Jaak Jõekallas
Kromow - Priit Volmer, Raiko Raalik
Olga - Juuli Lill, Aule Urb
Niegus - Katrin Karisma, Lydia Roos

Stage Director

André Heller-Lopes

Set Designer

Renato Theobaldo

Costume Designer

Sofia Di Nunzio

Lighting

Gonzalo Cordova

Choreographer

Hedi Pundonen

Show times

Thu

19. August 2021 19:00 Premiere!

Sat

21. August 2021 19:00

Sun

22. August 2021 17:00

Thu

26. August 2021 19:00

Thu

02. September 2021 19:00

Fri

17. September 2021 19:00

Sat

09. October 2021 19:00

Thu

21. October 2021 19:00

Sat

13. November 2021 19:00

Thu

09. December 2021 19:00

Thu

06. January 2022 19:00

Wed

02. February 2022 19:00

Sun

20. February 2022 17:00

Fri

11. March 2022 19:00

Fri

01. April 2022 19:00

Fri

22. April 2022 19:00

Sat

07. May 2022 19:00

Thu

26. May 2022 19:00 Soodustus pensionäridele 40%

Sat

04. June 2022 19:00

Thu

16. June 2022 19:00