The Merry Widow - 11

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The Merry Widow - The Australian Ballet 1990

The Merry Widow ballet is a 1975 adaptation of Franz Lehár's 1905 romantic operetta The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe).

John Lanchbery and Alan Abbott adapted the score of the operetta for ballet and retained the style of Lehár's orchestration. The arrangement includes the well-known tunes of the operetta: Vilja's song Ich bin eine anständige Frau and the Weibermarsch. This musical arrangement has been used for two ballets: the first was choreographed by Ronald Hynd for The Australian Ballet in 1975, while the second was choreographed by Veronica Paeper for CAPAB (since renamed the Cape Town City Ballet Company) in 1988.

Artistic Director - Maina Gielgud

Choreography - Ronald Hynd

Scenario and Staging - Robert Helpman

Design - Desmond Heeley Lighting - William Akers

Cast: Colin Peasley, Fiona Tonkin, Jonathan Kelly, Kelvin Coe, Michael Curry, David McAllister, Roy Wilson, Marilyn Jones, Brett Morgan, Steven Woodgate

Size 240 x 330 mm  Large Format - Lots of Pictures and Information and Cast and Crew

Condition: Used Looks Good

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