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The Merry Widow

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The Merry Widow

Ballet in Three Acts and Four Scenes


Original Book by by Victor Leon and Leo Stein
Choreography by Ronald Hynd
Production and Scenario by Robert Helpmann
Music by Franz Lehár
Orchestration by John Lanchbery
Scenery and Costumes by Desmond Heeley
Lighting by Michael J. Whitfield
Assistants to Mr. Hynd Annette Page and John Meehan

World Premiere

The Australian Ballet
November 13, 1975
Palais Theatre
Melbourne, Australia

Cast:
Marilyn Rowe (Hanna Glawari)
John Meehan (Count Danilo Danilowitch)

ABT Premiere

June 6, 1997
Metropolitan Opera House
New York, New York

Cast:
Susan Jaffe (Hanna Glawari)
Jose Manuel Carreño (Count Danilo Danilowitch)