Eminent director and choreographer Graeme Murphy brings a fresh dimension to this classic operetta, reimagining it in the glamour of 1920s Paris.

The Merry Widow

by Franz Lehár directed by Graeme Murphy

Presented by State Opera SA in association with Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Premiere

Every act is a party fizzing with romance and comedy... a truly beautiful production Limelight Magazine

Genuinely entertaining from start to finish, this much-loved operetta features exquisite music, magnificent waltzes and lavish art-deco sets. Spectacular costumes and designs create the perfect opulent backdrop to this romantic comedy as Baron Zeta attempts to arrange a successful marriage to save his homeland Pontevedra from bankruptcy.

This fresh production is beautifully romantic, and as devilishly funny as ever.

Every act is a party fizzing with romance and comedy... a truly beautiful production Limelight Magazine

Conductor – Wyn Davies
Director & Choreographer – Graeme Murphy
Associate Director –  Janet Vernon
Set Designer –  Michael Scott-Mitchell
Set & Costume Designer – Jennifer Irwin
Lighting Designer – Damien Cooper
Assistant Director & Choreographer – Shane Placentino
English Translation – Justin Fleming

Hanna Glavari – Antoinette Halloran
Count Danilo Danilovich – Alexander Lewis
Baron Mirko Zeta – Andrew Turner
Valencienne – Desiree Frahn
Camille de Rosillon – John Longmuir
Njegus –  Mark Oates
Alexis Kromov – Nicholas Cannon
Dominik Bogdanovich – Norbert Hohl
Sylviane –Deborah Caddy
Raoul de St Brioche – Adam Goodburn
Viscount Nicolas Cascada – Jeremy Tatchell
Olga Kromov – Sarah-Jane Pattichis
Konrad Pritschich – Joshua Rowe
Praskovia – Catherine Campbell

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

An Opera Conference production presented by State Opera South Australia in association with Adelaide Festival Centre.

Image: James Rogers courtesy of West Australian Opera


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29 Nov – 6 Dec 2018

Duration 2hrs 45mins


Thu, 29 Nov 2018, 7:30PM

Fri, 30 Nov 2018, 7:30PM

Sat, 1 Dec 2018, 2:00PM

Tue, 4 Dec 2018, 7:30PM

Thu, 6 Dec 2018, 7:30PM


Festival Theatre


Ages 5 and up



Adult $140.00

Concession $130.00

A Reserve

Adult $130.00

Concession $120.00

B Reserve

Adult $110.00

Concession $100.00

C Reserve

Adult $80.00

Concession $70.00

Fees & Charges

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Concession includes

Pensioner, Senior, Student, Unemployed

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