Audience success The Merry Widow at a cinema near you

By on February 8, 2017

Go and see” called Aftonbladet after having seen the Royal Opera’s The Merry Widow, which recently premiered. But with a total sold-out performances is now the only possibility to see it in a cinema near you. Henrik Dorsin, who also takes the role of forced opera director, has written a new text for the operetta. The title role is done by opera singer Elin Rombo while Jeremy Carpenter is director Danilo Danilowitsch. Live broadcast on February 11 at 93 of the People’s House and Parker’s cinemas around the country.

Franz Lehárs most famous operetta has been a crowd favorite since its premiere in 1905 and includes well-known music such as the Vilja Song, You’ll Find Me at Maxim’s and Merry Widow Waltz.

Henrik Dorsin has himself processed the text freely after the original libretto. He has retained the characters and the basic story, but moved the action from Paris to Stockholm and placed the plot of the opera house.

Elin Rombos Hanna Glawari has become a widow for our time and Danilo Danilowitsch, as portrayed by Jeremy Carpenter, a culture man who takes himself and his art very seriously.

Another participant is among others Marianne Hellgren Staykov as Veronica, Klas Hedlund is Leif “The fish” Hermansson and Mirjam Treichl portrays Catharina Njegus, as well as the Royal Opera Chorus and the Royal Opera Orchestra under the direction of Joakim Unander.

Director Ole Anders Tandberg sees The Merry Widow as a “rom com” – a romantic comedy about two people who seem to hate each other but in fact they love each other: “Personally, I see myself as existentialist, and maybe there is not any deeper meaning in life than meeting with another human being, and the ability to be present in it.”

The Merry Widow can be seen at Filmstaden in Stockholm, the performance is in Swedish.

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