Preston Opera: The Merry Widow

Offer: Opening Night - Buy One Ticket get Second ticket half price.

A fully-staged production with orchestra.

Packed full with glorious tunes! Plus lots of Romance! Plus lots of Comedy!

Preston Opera presents The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar with Preston Opera Orchestra.

The Merry Widow has inherited a vast amount of wealth—most of the wealth of her strange country, Pontevedro. Her Ambassador in Paris hits on the idea of an arranged marriage with the most eligible bachelor in her country. The difficult journey to the altar gives Lehar the opportunity to compose some of the finest melodies in the operatic repertoire.

Lehar’s The Merry Widow transports audiences to the gaiety and excitement of Paris at the turn of the 20th century. Full of colour, sparkling wit, beautiful girls, dashing men and some of the most wonderful melodies ever written!

The seductive charms of the haunting ‘Vilia’ and of course the Merry Widow Waltz itself, plus the energetic Grisettes continue to thrill audiences around the world. So join Preston Opera for what promises to be a spectacular night in Paris.

​Music Director:  Helen Harrison
Director:  Diane Mackley

For more information, cast and credits, visit Preston Opera’s website: http://www.prestonopera.org.uk/the-merry-widow.html 

Tickets £17.50, Concessions £15.50, Children £7.70

Running Time: approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including a 20 minute interval