The Merry Widow

9 June – 28 July 2024

This lavish new staging of Lehár’s sparkling romantic comedy has all the opulence of classic Hollywood.

Glamorous, wealthy and recently widowed, can Hanna outwit the swarm of suitors in her search for true love? Danielle de Niese leads a stellar cast in this laugh-out-loud classic, which is sure to put a smile on your face as it spins around the glittering ballrooms of 1900s Paris.

Sung in English in a new version by Stephen Plaice and Marcia Bellamy with English supertitles.

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Dates and times

Sunday 9 June
Tuesday 11 June
Sunday 16 June
Wednesday 19 June
Saturday 22 June
Wednesday 26 June

Saturday 29 June
Monday 1 July
Thursday 4 July
Sunday 7 July
Thursday 11 July
Sunday 14 July

Wednesday 17 July
Saturday 20 July
Tuesday 23 July
Friday 26 July
Sunday 28 July

Creative team

John Wilson
Lee Reynolds (26 July)

Cal McCrystal

Gary McCann

Carrie-Anne Ingrouille

Lighting Designer
Ben Cracknell

Assistant Conductor
Lee Reynolds

Associate Director
Tom Mallaburn

Assistant Director
Fiona Dunn

Kate Golla
Ashok Gupta

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus
Chorus Director Aidan Oliver

Cast includes

Hanna Glawari
Danielle de Niese

Count Danilo
Germán Olvera

Baron Mirko Zeta
Thomas Allen

Soraya Mafi

Eric Ferring

Viscount Cascada
Alex Otterburn

Raoul de St Brioche
Nkululeko Innocent Masuku

Tom Edden

Performance timings

Timings are subject to change.

*Restaurants open

11, 19, 22, 26, 29 JUNE
1, 4, 11, 17, 20, 23, 26 JULY

Gardens open: 3.00pm
Opera starts: 5.00pm
Interval (20 mins): 5.45pm
Opera resumes: 6.05pm
Interval (90 mins)*: 7.00pm
Opera resumes: 8.30pm
Opera ends: 9.05pm

9, 16 JUNE
7, 14, 28 JULY

Gardens open: 2.00pm
Opera starts: 4.00pm
Interval (20 mins): 4.45pm
Opera resumes: 5.05pm
Interval (90 mins)*: 6.00pm
Opera resumes: 7.30pm
Opera ends: 8.05pm

For recommended trains and coach timings visit our how to get here page.

Supported by Handel and Yvonne Evans

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To find out more about production support for Festival 2024 click here
or contact our Director of Development, Helen McCarthy for an informal chat:
call 01273 815 032 or email helen.mccarthy@glyndebourne.com

Main image: Photography by Jill Wachter/Trunk Archive. Art direction & design by Ollie Winser

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