Ronald Hynd’s The Merry Widow by The Australian Ballet (1993)

New Videos | 25 November 2021

Expires 8th December Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. 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. Only when they meet does he realise that she’s his childhood sweetheart – and she hasn’t forgiven him for jilting her years ago. Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale will transport you to the ballrooms of Belle Époque Paris and is overflowing with champagne, romance, glitz and glamour. Our vintage 1993 production stars some of our greatest: Lisa Pavane, Steven Heathcote, David McAllister and Colin Peasley. This production is brought to you free by our Production Partner Van Cleef Arpels