Met Opera 2014-2015 season: THE MERRY WIDOW - Lehar

Franz Lehár’s

The Merry Widow

Limited encore screenings from September 12, 2015

The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Sir Andrew Davis conducts.

CONDUCTOR: Andrew Davis PRODUCTION: Susan Stroman CAST: Renée Fleming, Kelli O’Hara, Nathan Gunn, Alek Shrader, Thomas Allen Approximate running time: 2 hours 32 minutes approx (inc. intermission) Originally screened in the 2014/2015 season

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