Met Opera, Lehár: The Merry Widow

Met Opera, Lehár: The Merry Widow

CAST

Davis; Fleming, O’Hara, Gunn, Shrader, Allen

Nadler; Fleming, O’Hara, Gunn, Shrader, Allen

Luisi; Graham, de Niese, Gilfry, Costello, Opie

Production: Susan Stroman
Set Designer: Julian Crouch
Costume Designer: William Ivey Long
Lighting Designer: Paule Constable
Choreographer: Susan Stroman

Approximate running time 2 hrs. 32 min.
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. Mezzo-soprano diva Susan Graham takes on the title role later in the run. Sir Andrew Davis and Fabio Luisi conduct.

 

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