As champagne flows, can-can girls dance and composer Franz Lehár's incomparable music swirls, a suitable husband is sought for The Merry Widow, who also happens to have inherited a fortune. A former paramour seems to fit the bill, but he seems to have no intention of giving up bachelorhood. A host of complications arise, even as sparks continue to fly between the two. "The Merry Widow Waltz," "Vilja" and "Maxim's" are just a few of the score's many memorable melodies. Now you can see this enchanting operetta with an art-nouveau setting at Civic Opera House in Chicago. Tony Award winner Susan Stroman directs and choreographs the witty show, performed entirely in English, featuring Renée Fleming, Elizabeth Futral and Thomas Hampson.
Performance running time is two hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission.