Vancouver Opera
Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow

Dates and Venue October 20, 25, 27, 2018, at 7:30pm & October 28 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Conductor Ward Stare Director Kelly Robinson Choreographer Joshua Beamish Chorus Director Kinza Tyrrell Scenic Designer Michael Yeargan Costume Designer Susan Memmott-Allred Lighting Designer Gerald King Wig Designer Susan Manning

Hanna Lucia Cesaroni Count Danilo Danilovitch John Cudia Baron Mirko Zeta Richard Suart Valencienne Sasha Djihanian Camille de Rosillon John Tessier Sylvaine Nicole Joanne Brooks

Dialogue in English, sung in German with English SURTITLES TM

Reviewer John Jane

Set in Paris during the so-called Belle Époque period at the turn of the twentieth century close to the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire; the operetta is performed in three unequal acts. It switches between three locations: the Pontevedrian embassy presided over by Baron Mirko Zeta (Richard Suart), Hanna’s garden at her Paris villa, and a replica of Maxim’s club in Hanna’s salon. Full review