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 The Bridges of Madison County's Kelli O'Hara as Valencienne. (Mezzo-soprano diva Susan Graham takes on the title role later in the run.)
Sir Andrew Davis and Fabio Luisi will conduct.
The Merry Widow was composed by Franz Lehar with librettists Viktor Leon and Leo Stein.