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The Joan Sutherland Theatre

The Merry Widow

On New Year's Eve

A delicious confection and light-hearted look at love amid the champagne and glitter of Art Deco France. 

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre. | View Seat Map

“Incredible tunes, unforgettable dance and a captivating lead”

 Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style 

Ladies sweep into ballrooms in silk fishtail gowns, and dapper gents in suits and patent leather shoes kiss your hand and fill up your dance card.

Australian-born international star Danielle de Niese plays the beguiling widow, inadvertant heiress of a city's fortune after just eight days of marriage. Fearing the loss of their riches, the society set are determined that she must wed a local, and soon, before any foreigner catches her gaze. But she's got a history with the man they've got in mind, and to complicate matters, the widow isn't the only one turning heads. There's plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance.

Graeme Murphy brings his spirited choreography and direction to Lehár's charming operetta in a brand new production.

ARTIST INFORMATION

CONDUCTOR Vanessa Scammell
DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER Graeme Murphy
CREATIVE ASSOCIATE Janet Vernon
SET DESIGNER Michael Scott-Mitchell
COSTUME DESIGNER Jennifer Irwin
LIGHTING DESIGNER Damien Cooper
SOUND DESIGNER Michael Waters
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER Shane Placentino
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Matthew Barclay
ENGLISH TRANSLATION Justin Fleming

Cast to be announced.

Presented by Opera Australia

New Year's Eve at Sydney Opera House
New Year's Eve is the night when Sydney puts on the bling, kicks up its heels and shows the world what a gorgeous thing it is, as a festival of fire explodes across the midnight sky.

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