Champagne, Romance, Glitz and Glamour...A Night You'll Never Forget

The Merry Widow

134 mins in all / 2 intervals

Step into the ballrooms of Paris and join us for our production of The Merry Widow - a light-hearted production filled with tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers.

The tiny nation of Pontevedro is on the verge of bankruptcy, and the dashing Count Danilo must rescue his country by marrying the newly widowed and fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari. But trouble brews when he discovers that he rejected her when she was his childhood sweetheart. Will she forgive him?

With plenty of wow moments, lavish glamour, show-stopping costumes and breathtaking dancing, The Merry Widow is a production you don't want to miss.

VIEW SYNOPSIS

Meet our artists

The dancers cast for Canberra opening night

VIEW FULL CANBERRA CASTING

“This sumptuous soufflé of a ballet is possibly one of the best The Australian Ballet has produced.”

– The Australian

See the sparkle of the spangles and the flush of love’s blush as we take you into the wings of The Merry Widow.

ARTISTS OF THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET. PHOTOGRAPHY KATE LONGLEY
ADD TO CALENDAR

NEVER MISS A MOMENT

Add The Merry Widow to your calendar and you'll be notified of new ticket releases and related Step Inside events, talks and classes.

Scenario Robert Helpmann
Choreography Ronald Hynd
Music Franz Lehár
Based on the operetta by Victor Léon and Leo Stein
Arranged and orchestrated by John Lanchbery
Costume and set design Desmond Heeley
Original lighting design Francis Croese
Presented by arrangement with Glocken Verlag Ltd
Generously supported by The Margaret Ellen Pidgeon Fund

We thank our partners

  • Production Partner