25–30 May 2018
Effervescent romance overflowing with glamour
Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. The tiny principality 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 that she hasn’t forgiven him for jilting her years ago. Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Époque Paris and is dressed magnificently in velvets, silks, spangles and feathers. Created especially for The Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow is a laugh-along favourite with hum-along melodies and its heart on its sleeve.
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Friday 25 May, 7.30pm
Saturday 26 May, 1.30pm & 7.30pm
Monday 28 May, 6.30pm
Tuesday 29 May, 7.30pm
Wednesday 30 May, 1.30pm & 7.30pm
The Australian Ballet
134 minutes, including intervals. Please note there is a lockout at the beginning of the performance. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.
This show is recommended for children ages 10+.
Concession prices not available for all shows. Where Concession prices are listed, proof of eligibility for Concession must be presented to Canberra Ticketing staff upon collection of tickets or full price may be charged. Eligible Concession may include Pensioner, Full Time Student, Seniors, Unemployed, Under 27 or Child (15 years and under) and are at the discretion of the show. Not all types of Concessions may apply for the show you have selected.
The Music of the Dance
Wednesday 30 May,12pm
Like the dancers on stage, musicians and conductors are powerful storytellers. Music Director and Chief Conductor of The Australian Ballet with give a free talk on the music used in The Merry Widow; giving you greater insight into the performance
McAllister in Conversation
Join our Artistic Director David McAllister as he chats with our key artists and creatives.
Behind the Scenes
See what it takes for us to bring The Merry Widow to the stage. You’ll watch our dancers take class as they prepare for performance.