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Lincoln Center, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023


31 Dec 2014 - 7 May 2015

Renee Fleming leads the Met's lavish staging of Lehar's comic masterpiece

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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.

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. 2014 has been 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.

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Opening night: 31 December 2014

Booking through until: 7 May 2015

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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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