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Vancouver Opera Presents The Merry Widow: Win Tickets

Friday, October 5th, 2018 — 11:23am PDT
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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!

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  1. Alberto G says:

    This would be a fantastic show to catch!

  2. Bonnie R says:

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

  3. Stacey says:

    Would love to see this operetta!

  4. Eileen says:

    I haven’t been to the opera in ages!

  5. Sherry Fraser says:

    Oh, this would be wonderful to win!

  6. Kirsten Fisher says:

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

  7. Alice Law says:

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

  8. Mirjam says:

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

  9. Kelly says:

    I would love to see this!

  10. Amy says:

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

  11. Michelle W says:

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

  12. Vivian says:

    Love to win!

  13. Jenny says:

    Never been. Would love to attend

  14. Emily says:

    This would be so much fun!

  15. Melissa Hoffmann says:

    This would be a great afternoon with my mom.

  16. Patricia says:

    Love the opera! Pick me please!

  17. Graziella Gambron says:

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

  18. Tracy says:

    Would love to check this out!

  19. Renate Boorman says:

    I would love to go to this opera!

  20. Shawna says:

    What a great experience

  21. Cheuk Lau says:

    love the costume and the music. Thanks.

  22. ariel chiu says:

    would love to go!

  23. adam steele says:

    great date night idea!

  24. Bob Friendly says:

    Vancouver Opera! It will be magnificient.

  25. Sunshine H says:

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

  26. Ana says:

    This looks great!

  27. Nicole M says:

    What a great way to spend an afternoon.

  28. Kate Choi says:

    I want to see this opera!!!

  29. Jason B says:

    Never been to the Opera.

  30. Jazzy says:

    I would like to see this opera!

  31. trudy says:

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

  32. Catherine Hercus says:

    Would be amazing to win for my birthday

  33. Rosana says:

    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…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Rosie says:

    not sure my entry went through? trying again….

  35. Karen says:

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

  36. Lorena says:

    I’ve been told to learn German…so I can visit some relatives! ๐Ÿ™‚ Would love to see and learn about “While The Merry Widow”

  37. Mark N says:

    This is awesome, kids will love this as well as adult ๐Ÿ˜Š

  38. Shi Sun says:

    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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