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The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe)

The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe)

Operetta




Overview


Synopsis

Baron Zeta is desperate that the wealthy widow Hanna Glavari marry a Pontevedrian man so that her fortune remains in the country. He attempts to match her and his handsome attaché, Danilo. It turns out that Danilo and Hanna had had a love affair in years past. Nevertheless, Danilo now refuses to love her because he doesn't want it to look like he just loves her money. In the end, after Hanna reveals that she will lose the money if she remarries, Danilo joyously asks for her hand in marriage. Quickly, she informs him that she will lose her money because she will give it to her new husband.


Characters

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Supporting

Bass



Show Information

Music:
Libretto:
Category
Operetta
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Cast Size
medium
Licensor:
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

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