||Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre|
||A tale of romance, money and intrigue amidst the glamour of the belle époque, The Merry Widow is a delicious interpretation of Franz Lehár’s beloved operetta. Set in Paris 1905, a rich and beautiful widow from Pontevedria, Hanna Glawari, wows Parisians and countrymen alike, while the men at the embassy try to persuade Prince Danilo to woo her so her wealth is not lost to their motherland. At the embassy ball in Paris, however, the plan is thwarted as Danilo and Hanna realise they were once young lovers, followed by a series of intrigues and flirtations.|
Choreographed by Ronald Hynd with music arranged by John Lanchbery, The Merry Widow has established itself as a classic of the 20th century full-length ballet repertoire since its world première. Highly acclaimed as witty and entertaining, Hynd’s choreography showcased the entire Company with its swirling waltzes, intimate pas de deux, and of course, the French can-can. Together with original, lavish décor of Desmond Heeley and the enchanting music of Franz Lehár, the ballet offered audience a feast of the Parisian charm and romance of days gone by.
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||50 including guest artists and student dancers|
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