Orlando Light Opera and Space Coast Symphony Orchestra are pleased to present Franz Lehár's "The Merry Widow"
Directed by Eric Pinder, Conducted by Aaron Collins
Music by Franz Lehár
Original Libretto by the Orlando Light Opera
Translated by Swantje Levin, Re-Imagined by Eric Pinder
Performed in English with projected English titles
Hanna, inherits a fortune from her late husband. The year is 2005, and she is so wealthy that everyone who is anyone in Silicon Valley is vying for her inner circle in order to gain access to a piece of her wealth. Believing that a new marriage is the best way to secure her inheritance, business mogul friend, Baron, springs into action with the help of his own wife, to find Hanna the right husband. It proves to be not as easy as it seems, however - the clever widow has her sights set on the charming and reckless Danilo, a former college flame. There is only one problem: Danilo has no intention of sacrificing his bachelor lifestyle for the comfort of marriage. He has a "wealth" of ladies to keep him entertained, and not even the promise of Hanna's fortune can pull him away from his luxuriant escapades. Rendezvous are rampant. Complications abound. Hanna ultimately gets her man as Lehár’s unforgettable tunes bubble happily along.
Starring Claire Tendl as Hanna and Kevin Romero as Danilo with John Seghers as Baron and Eliza Dopira as his wife, Valencienne, this production will feature the best vocal talent in the area with illustrious full orchestra. The Merry Widow will be presented in the Edyth Bush Theatre at the Orlando Repertory Theatre