What to know about Opera Australia’s The Merry Widow before opening night

New Year, new line-up and Opera Australia is not set to disappoint this summer season in 2018.

First cab off the rank this year is the latest production, The Merry Widow, exploring the story of the tiny state of Pontevedro, which is bankrupt. Their only hope of financial salvation lies in Hanna, a beautiful widow who inherited her husband’s fortune. The Pontevedrians must convince her to marry a local, lest she take her fortune to foreign shores.

But she’s got a history with the man they’ve got in mind, and there are many twists and turns on the road to falling in love again.

Kicking off this week at the refurbished Joan Sutherland Theatre in the Sydney Opera House, The Merry Widow is a dramatic tale of love and the whole damn drama.

If you’re not afraid of spoilers,  read the full synopsis here.

Get your tickets and see more about the composer and story at the Opera Australia website.

Have a listen to what’s in store here…


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