The Merry Widow: Minnesota Opera

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Composer: Franz Lehár
Stage Director: Chuck Hudson
Conductor: Martin Fischer-Dieskau

A crème brûlée of a production…deliciously sweet… directed by Chuck Hudson amid a set reminiscent of a Viennese chocolate box (The Merry Widow) consistently leans upon the twin crowd pleasers of twist-filled comedy and star-crossed lovers…a light and lovely season opener. Rob Hubbard, Pioneer Press

Chuck Hudson’s staging, augmented by Michael Matthew Ferrell’s cute choreography, showed a light, clever touch…and kept the show moving at a sprightly pace all evening. Michael Anthony, Star Tribune