Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Adults £8.00, Friends £7.50, Students and ES40s £4.00
Somerset Opera present
THE MERRY WIDOW
by Franz Lehar
Somerset Opera make a welcome return to the Regal Theatre, with Franz Lehar’s lighthearted operetta The Merry Widow. Performed in full costume with more than 20 singers, and with the usual mixture of exuberance and comedy, a melodic feast is assured.
The beguiling widow is the inadvertent heiress of a city’s fortune just eight days after her wedding. Fearing the loss of their riches, the city’s élite are determined that she must wed a local, and soon, before any foreigner catches her gaze. An attaché is detailed to ward off the money hungry horde of potential suitors swarming around the wealthy beauty, but she has past history with him, and to complicate matters,the widow isn’t the only one turning heads. There’s plenty of love to go around in this story of amorous encounters and elegant romance.