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As heady as champagne, Franz Lehár’s classic operetta The Merry Widow, April 29-May 8, draws us into the opulent Paris of the legendary Maxim’s in this first-ever BLO production. Featuring a lush design and a new book by director Lillian Groag, The Merry Widow is set in 1913 Paris in the last moments before the glittering City of Light would be overshadowed by war—a party at the end of the world.
Music by Franz Lehár
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Sung mainly in English, with projected translations.
CONDUCTED BY Alexander Joel
DIRECTED BY Lillian Groag
Susanna Phillips as Hannah Glawari
Roger Honeywell as Count Danilo
John Tessier as Camille de Rosillon
Andrew Wilkowske as Baron Zeta
Chelsea Basler as Valencienne
Jesse Blumberg as Njegus
BOSTON LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS
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This restored 1500+ seat theatre; and considered Boston Theater District's "Little Princess", continues to be the home for many local community arts organizations. The Shubert Theatre also serves as a venue for the touring companies that present Broadway, theater, music, dance, and opera.