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 has no intention of giving up bachelorhood. A host of complications arise, even as sparks continue to fly between the two. Shubert Theatre channels opulent 1913 Paris as the Boston Lyric Opera launches into its first-ever production of this classic operetta. "The Merry Widow Waltz," "Vilja" and "Maxim's" are just a few of the score's many memorable melodies you'll hear. Featuring a lush design and a new book by director Lillian Groag, The Merry Widow is sung mainly in English, with projected translations.