The Merry Widow

by Franz Lehár

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30pm
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00pm
Rialto Theater
310 S 9th St, Tacoma, WA 98402

The Merry Widow is an operetta by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Lehár. The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story – concerning a rich widow, and her countrymen’s attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband – on an 1861 comedy play, L’attaché d’ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac. The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna and continues to be frequently revived and recorded.

The Cast


Hanna Glawari Jessica Milanese
Count Danilo Stephen Rumph
Baron Mirko Zeta Igor Vieira
Valencienne Jessica Noronha
Camille John Marzano
Kromow Alan Newman
Bogdanovitch TBA
Sylviane TBA
St. Brioche TBA
Vicomte Cascada TBA
Olga TBA
Pritschitsch TBA
Praskowia TBA
Njegus TBA
Guest Conductor Bernard Kwiram
Stage Director Barry Johnson

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