Vancouver Opera Presents The Merry Widow: Win Tickets

Comments 38 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Vancouver Opera presents The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe), a wonderfully lavish Art Nouveau-inspired production that opens their 2018-2019 season.

Vancouver Opera presents The Merry Widow (Die Lustige Witwe)
Production photo by John Grigaitis

Indulge in the Viennese torte known as Franz Lehár’s comedic operetta The Merry Widow, set in the heart of vibrant fin de siècle Paris. Wealthy widow Hanna Glawari schemes to win the heart of dashingly handsome Count Danilo. A scandalous caper ensues while suitors conspire to obtain the widow’s fortune.

Vancouver Opera Presents The Merry Widow

  • Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (630 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
  • When: October 20, 25, 27 at 7:30pm & October 28 at 2:00pm
  • Tickets: $50 to $175, available at the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre, by telephone (604) 683-0222, or online. See complete ticket information below. Season subscriptions are still on sale and single tickets are available for the whole season now.

This delightful production is directed by Canadian Kelly Robinson (last at Vancouver Opera as director of the hit production of Evita). The story unfolds on a stage packed with elegant ladies, eligible bachelors, and Maxim’s famous can-can dancers. Italian-Canadian soprano Lucia Cesaroni will be making her role debut as the wealthy widow, Hanna Glawari, who schemes to win the heart of dashingly handsome Count Danilo, interpreted here by tenor John Cudia and seen recently at VO as Cassio in Verdi’s Otello. Susan Memmott-Allred’s costumes and Michael Yeargan’s sets evoke the Belle Epoque period with winning style.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away for the Sunday, October 28th matinee at 2:00pm. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, October 11, 2018. While The Merry Widow is sung in German, the dialogue will be in English. English SURTITLES™ will be projected above the stage.

Update The winner is Catherine Hercus!

38 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Alberto GFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 11:32am PDT

    This would be a fantastic show to catch!

  2. Bonnie RFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 11:40am PDT

    oh, yes please! I would so love to take my mom to this!

  3. StaceyFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 11:49am PDT

    Would love to see this operetta!

  4. EileenFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 12:37pm PDT

    I haven’t been to the opera in ages!

  5. Sherry FraserFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 1:05pm PDT

    Oh, this would be wonderful to win!

  6. Kirsten FisherFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 1:13pm PDT

    I would absolutely love to win tickets to The Merry Widow! This would be amazing!!

  7. Alice LawFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 1:25pm PDT

    Never seen this play! Would be great to have the oppoetunity. Thanks for the contest!

  8. MirjamFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 1:51pm PDT

    Would love to see this with my mom who is visiting this month

  9. KellyFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 2:07pm PDT

    I would love to see this!

  10. AmyFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 2:51pm PDT

    Love to bring my bf to see it to celebrate our anniversary!

  11. Michelle WFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 3:21pm PDT

    This should be a fantastic performance! It would be great to see it!

  12. VivianFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 7:43pm PDT

    Love to win!

  13. JennyFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 9:27pm PDT

    Never been. Would love to attend

  14. EmilyFriday, October 5th, 2018 — 10:39pm PDT

    This would be so much fun!

  15. Melissa HoffmannSaturday, October 6th, 2018 — 4:34am PDT

    This would be a great afternoon with my mom.

  16. PatriciaSaturday, October 6th, 2018 — 10:56am PDT

    Love the opera! Pick me please!

  17. Graziella GambronSaturday, October 6th, 2018 — 11:17am PDT

    I have never been to a opera before this would amazing!!!

  18. TracySaturday, October 6th, 2018 — 11:43am PDT

    Would love to check this out!

  19. Renate BoormanSunday, October 7th, 2018 — 7:09am PDT

    I would love to go to this opera!

  20. ShawnaMonday, October 8th, 2018 — 8:48am PDT

    What a great experience

  21. Cheuk LauMonday, October 8th, 2018 — 3:13pm PDT

    love the costume and the music. Thanks.

  22. ariel chiuMonday, October 8th, 2018 — 9:35pm PDT

    would love to go!

  23. adam steeleMonday, October 8th, 2018 — 9:36pm PDT

    great date night idea!

  24. Bob FriendlyMonday, October 8th, 2018 — 9:41pm PDT

    Vancouver Opera! It will be magnificient.

  25. Sunshine HMonday, October 8th, 2018 — 10:34pm PDT

    I would love to take DD to this show! I love the opera!

  26. AnaTuesday, October 9th, 2018 — 8:51am PDT

    This looks great!

  27. Nicole MTuesday, October 9th, 2018 — 9:20am PDT

    What a great way to spend an afternoon.

  28. Kate ChoiTuesday, October 9th, 2018 — 9:26am PDT

    I want to see this opera!!!

  29. Jason BTuesday, October 9th, 2018 — 2:33pm PDT

    Never been to the Opera.

  30. JazzyTuesday, October 9th, 2018 — 8:14pm PDT

    I would like to see this opera!

  31. trudyTuesday, October 9th, 2018 — 10:30pm PDT

    This would be a wonderful Ladies Time for my tween gal and I. We would wear fabulous frocks!

  32. Catherine HercusWednesday, October 10th, 2018 — 5:47pm PDT

    Would be amazing to win for my birthday

  33. RosanaWednesday, October 10th, 2018 — 6:20pm PDT

    I would LOVE to win these tickets! My co-worker wants to go too so this would be awesome.

    Haven’t been to the opera in quite some time…. 🙂

  34. RosieWednesday, October 10th, 2018 — 6:24pm PDT

    not sure my entry went through? trying again….

  35. KarenWednesday, October 10th, 2018 — 9:21pm PDT

    It would be so lovely to take my daughter to the opera!

  36. LorenaThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 12:56am PDT

    I’ve been told to learn German…so I can visit some relatives! 🙂 Would love to see and learn about “While The Merry Widow”

  37. Mark NThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 9:47am PDT

    This is awesome, kids will love this as well as adult 😊

  38. Shi SunThursday, October 11th, 2018 — 9:58am PDT

    I was told that this is a captivating romantic comedy and great performance. I would love to win the tickets and watch it with my husband.

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