Opera North's The Merry Widow

Thu 15 November - Sat 17 November

Opera North's The Merry Widow

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15 Nov


From: £12.00

  • British Sign Language (BSL)


17 Nov


From: £12.00

Franz Lehár

An effervescent whirlwind of romance and entertainment.

Hanna Glawari is a young, beautiful and stupendously wealthy widow hailing from the near-bankrupt nation of Pontevedro. Arriving in Paris, French bachelors everywhere vie excitedly for her attention. Meanwhile Baron Zeta, the Pontevedrian ambassador, must ensure that she marries the charming yet dissolute Count Danilo to save the state from financial run. Little does he know that Danilo and Hanna have a history…

Director Giles Havergal’s stylish production is complemented by opulent period costume and dazzling choreography in a work which is filled with wonderful waltz rhythms, rich melodies and catchy tunes. Leslie Travers supplies elegant fin-de-siècle set designs, and Kit Hesketh-Harvey applies brilliant wit to a fresh English version of the most popular of 20th-century operettas.

Venue: Lyric Theatre

Additional information

There are no runtimes available at present.

Group Discount: £4 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (All shows). 

Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information.  Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.

Pre-Show Talk before both performances 6.30pm – 7pm

BSL performance – Thu 15 November at 7.30pm. Signed by Paul Whittaker

To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by email.


Cast & Creatives

Hanna Glawari Katie Bird

Valencienne Amy Freston 

Camille de Rosillon Nicholas Watts 

Danilo Quirijn de Lang 

Baron Zeta Geoffrey Dolton 

Conductor Martin André 

Director Giles Havergal 

Choreographer Stuart Hopps 

Associate Choreographer and Director Tim Claydon 

Set and Costume Designer Leslie Travers 

Lighting Designer Oliver Fenwick 

English translation Kit Hesketh-Harvey


Picture of Pier Eight Restaurant

Pre - Theatre Dining

Enjoy pre-theatre dining for just £23 for two courses or £29 for three courses! Reserve your table when selecting your theatre seats.