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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023
Now showing, Closes 7 May 2015
Kelli O'Hara makes her Met Opera debut in this lavish staging of Lehar's comic masterpiece!Buy Tickets
Renee Fleming marks her return to the Met with the title role in Francis Lehar's classic operetta. Directed by Tony Award-winning Susan Stroman (The Producers), this production promises a lavish take on Lehar's comic story of love blossoming amidst bureaucratic wrangling. Fleming will play Hanna Glawari, a newly wealthy widow in the impoverished country of Pontevedro, whose fortune could be the only thing that saves her native land from being plunged into bankruptcy. Kelli O'Hara makes her Met Opera debut as Valencienne, starring alongside Nathan Gunn who plays the role of Danilo.
One of modern opera's greatest voices, Fleming has made over 200 appearances for the New York company, last appearing as the title character of Rusalka earlier this year. The year 2014 was an even more stellar year than usual for Fleming - her performance as Blanche in Andre Previn's Streetcar Named Desire was met with universal acclaim and she also became the first ever opera star to sing the national anthem at the Superbowl.
Opening night: 31 December 2014
Booking through until: 7 May 2015
Suitable for ages 12+
Two hours and 30 minutes including an intermission
The opening performance on 31st December will start at 19.00
Sung in English, with subtitles in English, German and Spanish
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