REVIEW: The Merry Widow

Mar 2019

Nathan Gunn injects world‑class vocal glamour into the role of Danilo."

Warwick Thompson (Metro)

FRANZ LEHÁR’S ultra-tuneful 1905 operetta deals with a flailing small country on the verge of disaster (cue predictable Brexit jokes). If its richest citizen — Hanna, the young widow of the title —does not marry a fellow countryman, the country will lose her fortune and go bankrupt. Her former flame Count Danilo is given the job of winning her hand, and after the usual operetta-ish mix of false pride and romantic misunderstandings, true love wins through.

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