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The Merry Widow

22 JUNE - 30 JUNE 2018
LYRIC THEATRE, QPAC

The Merry Widow

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.

Two of the country’s most popular and charismatic performers, David Hobson and Natalie Christie Peluso, return as perfectly paired lovers Hanna and Count Danilo, in Graeme Murphy’s spectacular new production of Franz Lehár’s ever popular musical.

Natalie Christie Peluso plays the beguiling widow, an 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.

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MEET HANNA & COUNT DANILO

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CREATIVE TEAM

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

CAST

Danilo Danilovich David Hobson
Hanna Glavari Natalie Christie Peluso
Baron Mirko Zeta Jason Barry-Smith
Valencienne, the Baroness Katie Stenzel
Camille de Rosillon James Rodgers
Njegus Hugh Parker
Raoul de St. Brioche Virgilio Marino
Viscount Nicolas Cascada Shaun Brown
Dominik Bogdanovich Sam Hartley
Sylviane Jessica Low
Alexis Kromov Jon Maskell
Olga Kromov Cassandra Seidemann
Konrad Pritschich Andrew Collis
Praskowia Clarissa Foulcher

Opera Queensland Chorus
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

This brand new production was commissioned by The Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies. Sung in English. Approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes including two 20 minute intervals.

DATE

Friday 22 June, 7.30pm
Saturday 23 June, 1.30pm
Saturday 23 June, 7.30pm
Wednesday 27 June, 6.30pm
Friday 29 June, 7.30pm
Saturday 30 June, 2.00pm
Saturday 30 June, 7.30pm

VENUE

LYRIC THEATRE, QPAC

TICKETS

Premium Reserve: $149 – $179*
A Reserve: $119 – $159*
B Reserve: $99 – $119*
C Reserve: $59 – $79*

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*$7.20 – $8.20 transaction fee applies.

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