Susan Stroman Will Direct Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn in The Merry Widow
03 Apr 2014
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Multiple Tony winner Susan Stroman, currently represented on Broadway with the new musical Bullets Over Broadway, will helm a production of The Merry Widow for The Metropolitan Opera. Performances will begin Dec. 31, 2014, and continue through Jan. 28, 2015.
The cast will be headed by Renée Fleming as "the beguiling femme fatale who captivates all Paris," according to press notes. The opera star will be joined by Nathan Gunn as Danilo and TheBridges of Madison County's Kelli O'Hara as Valencienne. (Mezzo-soprano diva Susan Graham takes on the title role later in the run.)
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.