REVIEW: The Merry Widow

Mar 2019

Gunn shows off his rich and flexible baritone."

Aliya Al-Hassan (Broadway World UK)

A comic operetta is a difficult thing to pull off, but the ENO has good form with the genre, having had great success with an irreverent version of Iolanthe last year. This year, they turn their attention to a new version of The Merry Widow for the first time in over a decade.

The show is Franz Lehar’s masterpiece; a comic operetta that has become one of the most popular works of the 20th century. Using a new translation by April De Angelis and lyrics by Richard Thomas, Director Max Webster has created a show that is fun, flashy and verging on bawdy.

Read the full review here.