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The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

Presented by The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program

February 22 & 24, 2024 | 7:30 PM

Music by Franz Lehár
Libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein
Directed by Keith Colclough

This light-hearted romantic comedy promises a fun night for all. Lehár’s charming melodies have kept this operetta in the repertoire since its premiere in 1905, and it continues to be presented in German and in French and English translations. As the wealthy young widow Hannah Glawari ends her mourning and begins to look for a new husband, she rekindles an old flame with the Count Danilo Danilovitsch. However, her childhood sweetheart swears he will never tell Hannah he loves her, because he fears it would appear he is only interested in her fortune. Will these two lovers overcome their pride and find happiness together? Come join us to find out.

In English


February 22 & 24, 2024 | 7:30 PM


$20 General | $10 Student | $16 Faculty/Staff


Smothers Theatre

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Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263


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