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London Coliseum, London4.138 reviews
The Merry Widow is Franz Lehár‘s comic masterpiece, played out in a stream of memorable melodies.

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The Merry Widow tickets are now available for the new ENO season!

Wealthy widow Hanna Glawari might decide the fate of her land when she gives her hand in marriage once more. Surrounded by determined suitors and politicians with their own agendas, the one man whose attention Hana is focused on is the one man who disavows her because of the very fortune that makes her so desirable to the others.

Franz Lehar’s comic operetta features such memorable melodies as ‘Vilja Song’ and ‘Merry Widow Waltz’. This tale of romance, intrigue, comedy, mishap and misadventure will delight audiences.

Director Max Webster (The Lorax) makes his ENO debut alongside award-winning and highly sought after Estonian conductor Kristiina Poska. ENO favourite Sarah Tynan returns to the stage for herr second major appearance of the season playing the lovely Hanna. She is joined by Nathan Gunn as Danilo and ENO legend Andrew Shore plays Zeta.

The Merry Widow tickets are now available. Don't miss this memorable production or the rest of the ENO season.

Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under the age of 5 are not permitted.

Running time

2hr 30min

Performance dates

01 Mar - 13 Apr 2019

Special notes

The show will be sung in English with titles projected above the stage.


There will be a signed performance 13 Mar 2019.

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Customer Reviews

38 reviews4.1

Anne Marie Hardy5th April

A wonderful production, all told, and a great night out. The second act did seem to go on a bit, but the ending was well worth waitng for, despite having had a faint wish that they would all get on with it!

MJ Sargent5th April

The first half was a little bit slow. But the second half really made up for it.

Suzanne Burke5th April

The updated new libretto was disappointing for me but it seemed to amuse much of the audience. The music, however, as played by the ENO orchestra, was a glorious as ever in a production on which the ENO did not stint. And the singing good!

Derek Francis2nd April

A very, very enjoyable production. Humour, great signing, costumes and sets. So glad we went

TCarr2nd April

Brilliant production

Alla Hoggarth30th March

I enjoyed it very much!

David Quinn30th March

Good production but disappointed that the libretto had been modernised it seemed at odds with the beautiful costumes and scenery.

jcw30th March

I did not like the modernized lyrics, which I thought were banal, or costumes which were anachronistic: everyone in Edwardian dress except Hanna who looked like a 1950s starlet. And what was Danilo wearing in Act 3 ?? And why the ridiculous plumed helmet??? If you wanted to make a modern commentary you could have done so more subtly I've seen better productions of "die Lustige Witwe" by amateurs!

Nicholas Fisher29th March

The staging was good, as were the singers, but the new translation jarred considerably. A poor and rather crude dumbing down using the language of the modern street bordered on the offensive, and did not make for a comfortable evening. Disappointing -- and unexpected, in the light of my previous enjoyable experiences at the Coliseum - and the swathes of empty seats my wife and I noticed with surprise before the curtain was raised were, unfortunately, explained.

Martin Roberts29th March

Sarah Tynan was amazing. Lots of lovely music. Not sure about the urinal scene. A very good e evening

Madeleine Mannix28th March

I thought the production did not show enough of the elegance and beauty of the music and time. It seemed bitty and too burlesque.

Konstantin23rd March

The performance is great, the actors acted very professionally and with great enthusiasm.