The Merry Widow
The Australian Ballet presents The Merry Widow
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Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. The tiny nation of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the dashing Count Danilo must rescue his country by marrying the newly widowed and fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari. Only when they meet does he realise that she’s his childhood sweetheart – and she hasn’t forgiven him for jilting her years ago.
Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale will transport you to the ballrooms of Belle Époque Paris and is overflowing with champagne, romance, glitz and glamour.
Created especially for The Australian Ballet and staring Amber Scott as Hanna and Adam Bull as Count Danilo, this show-stopping production was filmed at the Sydney Opera House in 2018 with OAO.
Watch the special on the Australian Ballet website here. Available to watch online until 20 August 2020.
Presented by The Australian Ballet