Susan Graham Stars in Lehár’s The Merry Widow
Directed and Choreographed by Susan Stroman
Ward Stare makes his Met debut conducting the operetta, also featuring
Adriana Chuchman, Paul Groves, David Portillo, Taylor Stayton, and
Sir Thomas Allen
New York, NY (December 8, 2017) – Tony Award winner Susan Stroman’s staging of Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow, which premiered in the Met’s 2014-15 season, has its first revival beginning December 14, with nine performances through to January 11. Susan Graham reprises her acclaimed interpretation in the title role of the wealthy widow Hanna Glawari, opposite Paul Groves as her commitment-phobic former lover, Danilo. Sir Thomas Allen sings the role of the ambassador, Baron Mirko Zeto, determined to play matchmaker while unaware that he is in danger of losing his wife, Adriana Chuchman’s Valencienne, to the flirtatious Count de Rosillon, a role shared by David Portillo and Taylor Stayton.
Making his Met debut, American conductor Ward Stare leads the comic operetta, performed in an English translation by Jeremy Sams, featuring set design by Julian Crouch, costume design by William Ivey Long, and lighting design by Paule Constable.
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Performances for The Merry Widow: December 14, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30mat; January 2, 5, 11. Curtain times vary: complete schedule here. Running time: 2 hours and 47 minutes with one intermission .
Tickets begin at $25; for prices, more information, or to place an order, please call (212) 362-6000 or visit www.metopera.org. Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling (212) 341-5410 or visiting www.metopera.org/groups.
Same-day $25 rush tickets for all performances of The Merry Widow are available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Met’s Web site. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday-Friday at noon, matinees four hours before curtain, and Saturday evenings at 2pm. To enter, click here.