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The Merry Widow (Opera) Gordon Wilcock, Rosamund Illing, Thomas Edmonds

Souvenir Brochure  Australian Opera 1984 Season Sydney Opera House


The Merry Widow  is an operetta by the Austro–Hungarian composer Franz Lehár. The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story – concerning a rich widow, and her countrymen's attempt to keep her money in the principality by finding her the right husband – on an 1861 comedy play, L'attaché d'ambassade (The Embassy Attaché) by Henri Meilhac.  The operetta has enjoyed extraordinary international success since its 1905 premiere in Vienna and continues to be frequently revived and recorded. Film and other adaptations have also been made. Well-known music from the score includes the "Vilja Song", "Da geh' ich zu Maxim" ("You'll Find Me at Maxim's"), and the "Merry Widow Waltz".

Opera Australia is the principal opera company in Australia. Based in Sydney, its performance season at the Sydney Opera House runs for approximately eight months of the year, with the remainder of its time spent in the Arts Centre Melbourne (where it is accompanied by Orchestra Victoria). In 2004, the company gave 226 performances in its subscription seasons in Sydney and Melbourne, attended by more than 294,000 people.

Company:  Gordon Wilcock, Rosamund Illing, Thomas Edmonds, Robert Eddie, Paul Ferris, John Germain, Josephine Bermingham, Donald Solomon, Rosina Raisbeck, Pieter van der Stolk, Luise Napier, Graeme Ewer, Monique Brynnel, Robert Gard, Anthony Warlow


Conductor Richard Bonynge
Producer Lotfi Mansouri
Designer Kristian Fredrikson
Choreographer Robert Ray
Lighting Roger Barratt


The Merry Widow (Opera) Gordon Wilcock, Rosamund Illing, Thomas Edmonds Souvenir Brochure Australian Opera 1984 Season Sydney Opera House
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