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National Opera presents

The Merry Widow

23 Aug 24

The Q

All Ages

Franz Lehár‘s famed operetta!


23-25 August 2024

2pm & 7pm

7pm, Fri 23 Aug 2024 

2pm, Sat 24 Aug 2024

7pm, Sat 24 Aug 2024

The Q

135 minutes, incl. 20 minute interval


$45 – $80

Concession tickets must show ID

Q Member$70
Under 16$45



Step into the dazzling world of high society in the shimmering streets of Paris, where love, laughter, and a touch of mischief collide in Franz Lehár’s timeless masterpiece, The Merry Widow!

Amidst the opulent ballrooms and champagne-soaked soirées, the charming and vivacious widow, Hanna Glawari, finds herself at the centre of attention. With her vast fortune up for grabs, suitors swarm like bees to honey, each vying for her hand and her wealth. But beware, for where there’s wealth, there’s also mischief afoot!

Enter Count Danilo, the dashing playboy with a heart of gold and a mischievous twinkle in his eye. Despite their undeniable chemistry, a tangled web of pride, misunderstandings, and social intrigue threatens to keep these two star-crossed lovers apart. Will they succumb to the whims of high society, or will love triumph in the end?

Filled with enchanting tunes, toe-tapping waltzes, and sparkling dialogue, The Merry Widow is an effervescent romp that will leave you laughing, swooning, and humming unforgettable melodies long after the final curtain falls. So grab your dancing shoes and join the talented company of The National Opera for a night of romance, laughter, and high-spirited revelry!