Danilo, The Merry Widow
Danilo, the dashing Pontovedrian playboy, is not only a cad, he’s a snob. Although he falls in love with the peasant girl Hanna in his youth, he’s persuaded by his aristocratic parents to jilt her. When she reappears years later, remade as a glitteringly rich sophisticate, he falls for her all over again. Tiffs, huffs and jealous rages keep the lovers apart – until, at the very last moment, Danilo relents and woos Hanna into his arms for a rhapsodic romance-sealing waltz.