Hartt Opera Theater presents The Merry Widow, an operetta by Franz Lehár. With stage direction by guest director, Cara Consilvio and music direction by Hartt faculty member, Doris Lang Kosloff, The Merry Widow runs Thursday, Feb.1, through Sunday, Feb.y 4. All University of Hartford faculty, staff, and students receive one free ticket, so stop by the University Box Office in Lincoln Theater, or visit hartford.edu/tickets to reserve a ticket.
Since its 1905 premiere in Vienna, The Merry Widow has enjoyed international success.
This opera tells a story of love lost and found. Two Pedrovians, (Pedrovia being a mythical eastern European country) Count Danilo and Anna Glawari, had been in love from childhood, but were separated by money and societal demands in the motherland. Anna has been married and widowed when they meet again in Paris, where Danilo is the Pedrovian attaché. Pedrovia is in financial distress, and will face bankruptcy if Anna’s millions in taxes leave the Pedrovian coffers. The dilemma-who will Anna marry now? A Frenchman? A Pedrovian? And what about her long-lost love Count Danilo?
The answer lies in this delightful operatic love story-in the very last scene!