The operetta country of Pontevedro is having financial difficulties. Impending bankruptcy can be avoided only by marrying off the Pontevedrian millionaire widow Hanna Glawari to a compatriot. According to the plan of Baron Zeta, this would ensure that the riches would stay in the country. The pleasure-loving Count Danilo is supposed to be the suitable groom, but he and the widow don’t really hit it off. It looks like Zeta’s plan will fail miserably when the widow discloses that, according to the testament, she would lose all her money if she were to marry again. It looks as if there is no hope for the bankrupt country...
Operetta in three acts by Franz Lehár
Running time 2 hours 35 minutes
Premiere 21 Dec 2007