Opera North's

The Merry Widow

Opera North's The Merry Widow

Franz Lehár

An effervescent whirlwind of romance and entertainment.
  • Dates Running: 15/11/2018 - 17/11/2018
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre
Hanna Glawari is a young, beautiful and stupendously wealthy widow hailing from the near-bankrupt nation of Pontevedro. Arriving in Paris, French bachelors everywhere vie excitedly for her attention. Meanwhile Baron Zeta, the Pontevedrian ambassador, must ensure that she marries the charming yet dissolute Count Danilo to save the state from financial run. Little does he know that Danilo and Hanna have a history…

Director Giles Havergal’s stylish production is complemented by opulent period costume and dazzling choreography in a work which is filled with wonderful waltz rhythms, rich melodies and catchy tunes. Leslie Travers supplies elegant fin-de-siècle set designs, and Kit Hesketh-Harvey applies brilliant wit to a fresh English version of the most popular of 20th-century operettas.

Additional Information

BSL performance – Thu 15 November at 7.30pm. Signed by Paul Whittaker

To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing access@thelowry.com

There are no runtimes available at present.

Group Discount
£4 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (All shows)
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. 
Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.

Cast & Creatives


Hanna Glawari Katie Bird
Valencienne Amy Freston 
Camille de Rosillon Nicholas Watts 
Danilo Quirijn de Lang 
Baron Zeta Geoffrey Dolton 

  Creative Team

Conductor Martin André 
Director Giles Havergal 
Choreographer Stuart Hopps 
Associate Choreographer and Director Tim Claydon 
Set and Costume Designer Leslie Travers 
Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick 
English translation Kit Hesketh-Harvey