The Merry Widow
'Whereas last year, opera wasn’t in the sightlines of most members of the Drama Collective, this year it’s almost become at the very forefront.'
Arguably Opera Warwick's most glamorous production yet, Lehár's The Merry Widow was a sell out success with rave reviews from students.
Set in the golden age of Hollywood, we presented a fun and frivolous comedy of fame, fortune and fickle starlets. Our brand new adaptation was supported by a witty libretto, written by Oscar Street and Danielle Sharpe, giving a hilarious new perspective to accompany the beautiful Viennese music, conducted by our very own Chris Blex.
The show ran from the 4th to the 6th of June in the Studio Theatre of Warwick Arts Centre and was one of our most successful smaller-scaled shows. The comedic nature of the English translation made it particularly accessible to audiences, allowing many new student members to discover the society and what we do!