Renée Fleming as the Merry Widow!

Renée Fleming - the opera diva is going to star in the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Lehar's operetta; "The Merry Widow." The world premiere is on New Year's Eve with an excellent cast in every aspect. Susan Stroman, the Broadway director and choreographer whom is directing this production with past credits being the hugely successful productions of; "Contact" "The Producers" and many more. Along with Susan Stroman the design team is the best being Julian Crouch and William Ivey Long for costume design whom also did the costumes for Broadway's productions; "Cinderella" "Hairspray" etc. The sets along with costumes are lavish and vibrant with rich colors. Ones eyes will be filled with beauty and ears with the best cast.

In addition to Renée Fleming in the starring role as Sonia with her leading man Nathan Gunn playing the role of Danilo whose is captivated by Sonia by first site. Broadway super star Kelli O'Hara the star of Broadway productions of; "The Bridges of Madison County" "The Pajama Game" the 2001 revival of "Follies" and much more. Kelli plays the role Valencienne. Susan Graham the mezzo-soprano star will take on the title role later in 2015. For any fan that will be unable to attend this production in NYC have no fear it will be filmed and telecast for the movie theater's and I am sure for PBS.


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