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The Merry Widow

Franz Lehár

The Merry Widow was the first Lehár’s global success. Without exaggeration, it can be said that every music number in this operetta is a little musical jewel. 

  • Stage New Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 02 February 2019
  • duration 150 min
  • Age Category From 14 years
  • Musical arrangement:
    Norbert Baxa
    Conducted by:
    Norbert Baxa,
    Jiří Petrdlík
    Režie, překlad a úprava mluvních textů:
    Martin Otava
    Překlad pěveckých textů:
    Eva Bezděková
    Dana Haklová
    Stage Design:
    Lukáš Kuchinka
    Light Design:
    Antonín Pfleger
    Script Editor:
    Zbyněk Brabec
    Martin Šinták
    Assistant Choreographer:
    Petra Tolašová
    Zdeněk Vimr
    Assistant director:
    Jakub Hliněnský
    Musical preparation:
    Maxim Averkiev,
    Martin Marek
    Eliška Ulrychová
    Stage manager:
    Petra Tolašová

As an example, we can mention Hana Glawari's song about the Vilja fairy or the Danila song about his debauchery at the Maxim’s nightclub. The Merry Widow also belongs to those few operettas, whose libretto can attract audiences even in the 21st century. The story, set in Paris in 1905, is immensely theatrical and offers an important storyline and witty dialogues. The Merry Widow premiered on 30 December 1905 at the Na Vídeňce Theatre in Vienna. In Pilsen it was first shown in 1907 and it has never disappeared from the repertory for a long time. This time, the production is presented to the audience in a co-production with the Prague’s Karlín Theatre.

Premiere 2 February 2019 at the DJKT’s New Theatre.