The great Renée Fleming stars as the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris in Lehár’s enchanting operetta, seen in a new staging by Broadway virtuoso director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Oklahoma!, Contact). Stroman and her design team of Julian Crouch (Satyagraha, The Enchanted Island) and costume designer William Ivey Long (Cinderella, Grey Gardens, Hairspray) have created an art-nouveau setting that climaxes with singing and dancing grisettes at the legendary Maxim’s. Nathan Gunn co-stars as Danilo and Kelli O’Hara is Valencienne. Andrew Davis conducts.  FULL SYNOPSIS

Read a feature piece on the Met Opera’s production of The Merry Widow here.

Production Credits
Susan Stroman (Production); Julian Crouch (Set Designer); William Ivey Long (Costume Designer); Paule Constable (Lighting Designer); Susan Stroman (Choreographer); Jeremy Sams (English Translation)

Approximate Runtime: 2:57

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Met Lunch

Enjoy lunch in the scenic Shalin Liu Performance Center prior to the broadcast.  Met Lunches include a gourmet sandwich, chips, cookie and beverage served in the Third Floor Reception Hall with linens and glassware. Lunch: $15

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(Some patrons find the lunch portion large, so if you would like to purchase just the sandwich or wish to split the meal, please notify the box office. In order to ensure enough seating for all Met Lunch attendees, we need a full count.)

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