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Lustige Witwe 2025Scottish Opera

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If Die Fledermaus has always been the most popular of the great Viennese operettas, then The Merry Widow must run it a very close second.  Indeed many operetta fans do prefer the more warm-hearted aspect of this piece.  It was a particular favourite of Sir Alexander Gibson, who conducted many performances when he was musical director at Sadler's Wells before his return to Scotland.  He met his wife at this time, as she was one of the dancers.

Scottish Opera have staged it three times.  Anthony Besch's memorable production, designed by John Stoddart, was performed frequently from 1973 to 1977,  Di Trevis directed it in 1989, and a small-scale production by Clare Whistler toured widely in 2008.

Cast details will be announced later in 2024.

Performance DatesLustige Witwe 2025

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Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

30 Apr, 19.15 4 May, 15.00 7 May, 19.15 10 May, 19.15 17 May, 19.15

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Eden Court Theatre | Inverness

22 May, 19.15 24 May, 19.15

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

29 May, 19.15 1 Jun, 15.00 5 Jun, 19.15 7 Jun, 19.15

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His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen | Aberdeen

12 Jun, 19.15 14 Jun, 19.15

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