Date(s) - 10/09/2019
Opera Bohemia presents
The Merry Widow (Lehár)
Opera Bohemia, Scotland’s professional touring company, returns to the Beacon with one of the world’s best loved operettas, The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár. Set in the romantic city of Paris, various suitors squabble and fight to win the hand of the recently widowed, but very wealthy, Hannah Glawari.
The production will showcase some of Scotland’s finest young professional talent, including Catriona Clark, Douglas Nairne, Marie Claire Breen and Andrew McTaggart. John Wilkie directs a magical new production designed by Alisa Kalyanova and the performance is accompanied by pianist Andrew Brown and violinist Dániel Mészöly. The Merry Widow is full of iconic and stunning Viennese melodies, including show stopping numbers likeViljah, The Merry Widow Waltz and Chez Maxim’s.
“This company is a wealth of extraordinary fresh talent” (The List)
“One of the most exciting new opera companies in the country” (The Herald)
“A breath of fresh air on the operatic circuit” (The Courier)
Promoter : Opera Bohemia, Project : Autumn & Winter 2019