The Merry Widow


  • Lehár The Merry Widow


  • John Wilson conductor
  • Lee Reynolds conductor (26 July)
  • Cal McCrystal director
  • Danielle de Niese Hanna Glawari
  • Germán Olvera Count Danilo
  • Thomas Allen Baron Mirko Zeta
  • Soraya Mafi Valencienne
  • Michael McDermott Camille de Rosillon
  • Alex Otterburn Viscount Cascada
  • Nkululeko Innocent Masuku Raoul de St Brioche
  • Tom Edden Njegus
  • Michael Wallace Kronow
  • Rachel Taylor Olga
  • Adam Marsden Bogdanovitch
  • Emily Hodkinson Sylviane
  • John Mackenzie-Lavansch Pritschitsch
  • Melissa Gregory Praskowia
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Glyndebourne Chorus

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.

Sun 9 Jun 2024, 4.00pm

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Tue 11 Jun 2024, 5.00pm

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Sun 16 Jun 2024, 4.00pm

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Danielle de Niese on The Merry Widow

Performance timings


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

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

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