The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar


An intoxicating whirl of elegant ladies, eligible bachelors, Maxim’s can-can dancers, and ever-flowing champagne, Franz Lehár’s The Merry Widow has long delighted audiences with its effervescent tale of suitors seeking the coveted hand of wealthy widow Hanna Glawari in fin-de-siècle Paris. Events unfold against the back story of the small, struggling Balkan state of Pontevedro whose entire GDP has ended up in the young widow’s jewellery drawer…

This much-loved operetta has been a huge crowd pleaser since its 1905 première in Vienna and features many well-known arias, including Vilja, You’ll Find Me At Maxim’s, and The Merry Widow Waltz.

Dirtected by Stefan Janski, with set and costumes designed by Kate Ford, and stage set construction by Setfree Projects Ltd, the RNCM’s latest production is set to enchant and delight.

Further show information and tickets can be found here