Event The Merry Widow
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Venue Opera Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
Umbrella Event Festival of Sydney 1988
First Date 21 January 1988
Opening Date 21 January 1988
Last Date 2 March 1988
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description Romance, intrigue, love and laughter combine in this spectacular production of what can only be described as the world's most popular operetta.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Operetta
Name Function Notes
Franz Lehar Composer
Richard Bonynge Conductor
Kristian Fredrikson Designer
Stuart Maunder Director
Lotfi Mansouri Original Director
Anson Austin Singer Camille
Jennifer Birmingham Singer Zozo
Christopher Dawes Singer Raoul
Robert Eddie Singer Vicomte Cascada
Graeme Ewer Singer Njegus
Glenys Fowles Singer Anna Glawari
Anne-Maree McDonald Singer Valencienne
Ron Stevens Singer Danilo
Joan Sutherland Singer Anna Glawari
Gordon Wilcock Singer Baron Mirko
Text Nationality Austria
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 15 performances: Jan 21, 22, 28 & 29 and Feb 3, 4, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25 & 27 and Mar 2. Gala performances by Joan Sutherland: Feb 3, 12, 17 & 23.
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Jan 1988
Programme Dennis Wolanski Library collection at UNSW Library
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 63904