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

The 12:55 presentation is sold-out, tickets do remain for the 7 pm showing.  

Tickets for the 7 pm re-broadcast are $25, $20, $15

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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

New!  Patrons can now purchase Half Sandwich Meals for $10 (please note that splitting meals are no longer available as of December 1).

Catered by Wally’s Blackburn Bistro

Oven Roasted Turkey Breast with spinach and cranberry chutney on rosemary focaccia
California Medley with baby spinach, roma tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, carrot, avocado and goat cheese on rosemary focaccia
Carved Flank Steak with macerated red onion, baby spinach and roasted garlic cream cheese on rosemary focaccia

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