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The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

“A triumph of characterization and nuance.”
The Globe and Mail, Toronto

Houston BalletHouston Ballet revives Ronald Hynd’s deliciously comic love story, The Merry Widow, featuring spectacular scenery and costumes by Italian designer Roberta Guidi di Bagno. Set in turn of the century Paris, this production has it all: lilting waltzes by Franz Lehár; saucy can-can girls, glamour and champagne; and a wonderful love story featuring an unlikely couple, separated in their youth, who rekindle their lost romance.

7:30 PM on September 19, 21, 27, 28, 2013
2:00 PM on September 22, 28, 29, 2013

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The Merry Widow by Ronald Hynd
Music: Franz Lehár
Musical adaptation by John Lanchbery and Alan Abbott
Choreography: Ronald Hynd
Scenery and Costume Design: Roberta Guidi di Bagno
Lighting Design: Randall G. Chiarelli

Age Recommendation: at least 5 years of age

Please click here to download The Merry Widow Synopsis (pdf format).


Performance in the Brown Theater at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Street at Smith Street.

Ballet: The Merry Widow
Dancer: Mireille Hassenboehler
Photo by: Amitava Sarkar