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10 October 2008
A Night at the Opera from only £5!
Scottish Opera – ‘The Merry Widow’
 
After selling out at Tain, Nairn & Plockton, tickets are still available for the Scottish Opera’s production of ‘The Merry Widow’ at the Craigmonie Centre, GlenUrquhartHigh School, Drumnadrochit on Thursday October 16th 2008 (7.30pm).
 
Tickets cost £13 and are only £5 for young people under 26. ‘The Merry Widow’ is sung in English and is a great introduction to Opera for the whole family or a chance to try something different for a night out during the school holidays!    
 
To reserve tickets call the Craigmonie Centre on 01456 459 224 (cash or cheque only – if you get the answering machine leave a message and we will call you back weekdays within 24 hours). To pay by Credit and debit cards call Scottish Opera direct 0884 847 1645 (this line is open 24 hours)
 
The Craigmonie Centre Theatre will reserve seats for people with mobility issues only – but don’t worry, you can get a great view from every seat in the house!
 
‘The Merry Widow (is) distilled to its very essence, but it loses none of its charm. What is more, it manages to be genuinely funny….this production is a delight - a reminder of just how successful opera can be..’ The Guardian
 
Synopsis:
 
The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar (Sung In English).
Hot on the heels of the recent sell-out tour of Cinderella, Scottish Opera brings you its latest touring production, The Merry Widow. Visiting 25 venues around Scotland, this production boasts an exceptionally talented group of young singers with piano accompaniment.
First performed in Vienna in 1905, The Merry Widow is Lehar's most famous operetta. It tells the captivating tale of a rich widow and her attempt to find a husband.
The story opens with a ball hosted by the poverty-stricken Grand Duchy of Pontevedro. Wealthy widow Hanna Glawari is to be a guest at the ball and ambassador Baron Zeta wants her to marry Pontevadrion Danilo (who happens to be her former lover) in order that Pontevadro be saved from bankruptcy. Though they still love each other, past grievances hinder their alliance and all sorts of confusions arise with highly amusing consequences. The Merry Widow is a light and popular operetta which will appeal to the whole family featuring well-known music such as 'Vilja Song' and 'The Merry Widow Waltz
 See www.scottishopera.org.uk for more details.
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