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Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow) / PERFORMANCES CANCELLED
from 17 September 2000 to 27 September 2000

/ Opera




from 17 to 27 September 2020


Franz Lehár



Conductor | Nick Davies

Stage Director | Damiano Michieletto

Set Design | Paolo Fantin

Costume Design | Carla Teti



Barone Mirko Zeta | Franz Hawlata

Valencienne | Adriana Ferfecka / Marina Monzò

Hanna Glawari | Nino Machaidze

Conte Danilo Danilowitsch | Paulo Szot

Camille de Rossillon | Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani / Giovanni Sala

Raoul de St-Brioche | Marcello Nardis

Visconte Cascada | Enzo Peroni

Bogdanowitsch | Enrico Di Geronimo

Sylviane | Marta Calcaterra

Kromow | Enrico Cossutta

Olga | Michela Antenucci

Pritschitsch | Italo Proferisce

Praskowia | Anna Werle

Njegus | Karl-Heinz Macek


Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro di San Carlo


Coproduction Teatro La Fenice di Venezia and Teatro dell’Opera di Roma




Thursday 17 September 2020, h 20.00 - Series A
Friday 18 September 2020, h 20.00 - Series C/D
Sunday 20 September 2020, h 17.00 - Series F
Wednesday 23 September 2020, h 18.00 - Series B
Thursday 24 September 2020, h 18.00 – Series M Concerti
Friday 25 September 2020, h 20.00 - Out of Subscription
Saturday 26 September 2020,  h 19.00 - Out of Subscription
Sunday 27 September 2020, h 17.00 - Out of Subscription


Sung in German with Italian and English surtitles

Duration: 2 hours and 10 minutes with intermission


A very prolific author with his thirty operettas, Franz Lehár is known almost exclusively for the ‘verve’ and the rich melodic and rhythmic invention of The Merry Widow. This masterpiece owes its fortune to a series of factors that are reconciled in the course of the operetta and that enhance each other. First of all, the nature of the story brings together in harmony around a single issue (the inheritance), a series of classic themes such as money, love, jealousy and loyalty. A further element is the dance that makes the action particularly ‘smooth’. It is not just about offering a choreographic opportunity (accompanied by different types of costumes) but through the dance the story evolves and the relationships between the characters are transformed. The dance also expresses the character of the protagonists and of the situations and describes the evolution of the psychological climate. Because of this prominence of the dance, according to some The Merry Widow is part of the Tanzoperette genre, even though this definition does not consider the actual density of the score which gathers together wonderful melodic pages and an elegant use of the orchestra.

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(price rates in euro)      
Superstalls GOLD Full Reduced 10%* Reduced 15%**
Superstalls  90 81 77
Stalls GOLD 75 68 64
Stalls  75 68 64
I, II tier central boxes parapet 65 59 55
I, II tier central boxes behind 60 54 51
Royal Box 55 50 47
I, II tier side boxes parapet 250 225 213
I, II tier side boxes behind 60 54 51
III, IV tier central boxes parapet 50 45 43
III, IV tier central boxes behind 50 45 43
III, IV tier side boxes parapet 45 41 38
III, IV tier side boxes behind 40 36 34
V, VI tier balconies 35 32 30
Listening only seats 30 27 26
Under30/Over65 (back rows stalls) 20 - -
Under30/Over65 (side boxes) 30 - -
  25 - -
*CRAL, Groups among 10 and 20 people      
** Groups  of more than 20 people      


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