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.
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