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Total duration 2 h 40 min
1 intermission (30 min)
10 performances
20.11.2020 – 31.12.2020
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
15-109 €
Performed in Finnish
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

An operetta about marriage worries

Hanna Glavari is a rich widow in need of a husband. Count Danilo is the obvious candidate, particularly as the couple are already in love. However, Danilo refuses to propose to Hanna because of her riches.

It’s no surprise that this story of a wealthy widow’s marriage worries has become the world’s favourite operetta. Franz Lehár’s bright and bubbly work offers genuine old-school glamour, merrymaking with Parisian nobility, catchy melodies, and can-can. What more could you ask for to kick-start the festive season?

Recommended for children over the age of 12.

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Performances & Tickets

2 h 40 min
1 intermission (30 min)
10 performances
20.11.2020 – 31.12.2020
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
15-109 €
Performed in Finnish
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Fri 20.11.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
not yet available
Thu 26.11.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
not yet available
Sat 28.11.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
not yet available
Tue 1.12.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
sold out
Thu 3.12.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
not yet available
Tue 8.12.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
not yet available
Fri 11.12.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
not yet available
Fri 18.12.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
not yet available
Tue 29.12.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
not yet available
Thu 31.12.2020
at 19:00
Main Stage
not yet available

#themerrywidow

The world’s most popular operetta

The Merry Widow, which has been performed a whopping 313 times at the Finnish National Opera, returns to the repertoire after nine years. Sung in Finnish, it’s a fabulous fit for first-time visitors.

The fun and fast-paced performance is the perfect antidote to the darkest months of the year. When the curtain rises, everyone is invited to a splendid and spectacular party.

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Creative team

Music
Franz Lehár
Director
Jussi Tapola
Sets and costumes
Anna Kontek
Choreography
Juhani Rytkölä
Projection design
Timo Nyman

Cast

Baron mirko zeta
Jouni Kokora
Njegus
Jukka Romu

Synopsis

The people of the fictional principality of Pontevedro want to keep the fortune of Hanna Glavari, a rich young widow, within the country’s borders. Baron Mirko Zeta comes up with an ingenious strategy: the First Secretary of the embassy, Danilo, must marry her. Danilo is found at Maxim’s cabaret, but he refuses to propose to Anna, though he used to be in love with her. He does, however, promise to fob off her Parisian suitors.

The relationship between Camille and Baron Zeta’s wife, Valencienne, faces no obstacles, though. When Baron Zeta is about to discover them alone at a pavilion, Hanna saves the day by taking the place of the Baroness, which makes Danilo jealous. Hanna reveals she will lose her fortune if she remarries, and Danilo finally dares to propose to her – but Hanna still has another surprise in store.

You can read the full synopsis and other background information in the programme booklet.

Fabulous festive entertainment

Are you planning a Christmas party for your company, sports team or group of friends? The Merry Widow is an ideal choice for entertainment. Order snacks and sparkling to enjoy in the interval, and you’ll guarantee an unforgettable evening out.

Order refreshments online

Afternoon Tea

Sweet and savoury treats

Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu. You can easily add refreshments to your shopping basket while selecting tickets in our online store.

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Order beforehand and avoid the queues.

Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific table for orders made via the online store. We may also seat several parties at the same table. You may be assigned a bar height table for enjoying refreshments standing up.

Stay and enjoy

Radisson Blue etu Oopperan ja Baletin asiakkaille

Special offer at Radisson Blu

As a guest of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet you will enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki Radisson Blu Hotels at a special price.

We offer you 20% off the daily rate. Luxury accommodation includes accommodation for two at your chosen hotel in Helsinki, glasses of sparkling on arrival, relaxing Blu Dreams and a superb Super Breakfast.

Reservation code: OPERA