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The Merry Widow


Fri Oct 24 2014, 8:00pm
Sat Oct 25 2014, 8:00pm
Sun Oct 26 2014, 3:00pm

Where: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Marina Bay, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct: $130.00
  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct: $110.00
  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct: $88.00
  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct: $88.00
  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct: $68.00
  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct: $48.00
  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct: $28.00
  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct VIP Box: $130.00
  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct Box B,C,G,F: $88.00
  • Standard 24 & 25 Oct Box D&E: $68.00
  • Restricted View: $68.00
  • Restricted View: $28.00
  • Standard 26 Oct: $80.00
  • Standard 26 Oct: $68.00
  • Standard 26 Oct: $48.00
  • Standard 26 Oct: $28.00
  • Standard 26 Oct VIP Box: $80.00
  • Standard 26 Oct Box B,C,G,F: $68.00
  • Standard 26 Oct Box D&E: $48.00
  • Restricted View: $48.00
  • Restricted View: $28.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Hailed as the "Queen of Operettas, The Merry Widow" is the most celebrated and successful operetta of its kind!

Written by Austro-Hungarian Franz Lehár, (the Andrew Lloyd-Webber of his day), is a delightful romantic operetta that has endeared itself to audiences around the world since its early extraordinary successful premiere in Vienna in 1905. Its universal appeal has seen constant revivals, recordings and performances in many languages, even reworked for film and given new narrations.

Why is The Merry Widow so popular? Could it be its romantic comedy plot or its intoxicating melodies and the lavish flirty waltzes layered with a rich orchestral palette?

The Merry Widow has come into inheriting the millions from her late husband. It tells of the comic attempts by her countrymen to marry her off to the 'right' husband in order to keep her millions in the country. The task of finding the right match becomes a state problem – for should they fail, the country will be plunged into bankruptcy. Will they succeed?

Lehar's spirit of gaiety and romance, his gift for writing music bring on the comic story of love blossoming amidst bureaucratic wrangling. Music lovers will certainly be in for a great treat when the familiar array of catchy melodies and songs such as Vilja Song, You will Find Me in Maxim's and the Merry Widow Waltz, are heard. These well-known and beloved songs, played and sung regularly all over the world, make The Merry Widow one of the best loved musical attractions of all time!

The Singapore Lyric Opera will be performing the English translation of The Merry Widow by Christopher Hassall. There will be English and Chinese surtitles.

Come and be enchanted by The Merry Widow!