The Merry Widow

6 March 2011 21:00to7 March 2011 02:00
Sunday March 6th, 2011


Homage to Franz Léhar.

Performance of selected arias from the opera The Merry Widow.

Gala Dinner and Entertainment.

The Ball will be located in the authentic Venice, in a 14th century Palace, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, with its precious gothic facade & its elegant quadriform gothic windows overlooking the canal of the Misericordia. The palace will be illuminated entirely with candlelights to create a memorable atmosphere.

Produced in Vienna for the first time in 1905, ‘The Merry Widow’ was acclaimed as a success; Franz Léhar composed an immortal masterpiece in a new music genre, the operetta, which soon would become a great success all over the world. A simple story of love and inheritance, this operetta becomes an extraordinary international success, partly due to the employ of the characteristic elements of the comedy and of the grand ball (it is also named ‘dancing operetta’).

Set in Paris, the operetta evolves around the attempt of Baron Zeta, Ambassador of Pontevedro, to find a suitable husband from Pontevedro for the rich Hanna Glavari, young widow of the court banker, and convince her to marry an old flame of hers, Count Danilo, in the hope of keeping her dowry in the country home.

21.00: Elegant cocktail with Gondolieri Folk

21.45: Seated Gala Dinner wines included

23.00: . Performance of the most beautiful arias from the opera The Merry Widow by Franz Léhar.

Midnight: Live music and dances

Dress Code: costume and mask

Cost: 225 € per person

Do not hesitate to consult us for the rent of costumes

Our Atelier will be under your disposal for costumes, masks and accessories.

The Palace is reachable by 5 minutes walk from Ca D’Oro vaporetto stop: Calle Racchetta, Cannaregio 3764. Reachable also by its water door (in front of the Church of the Misericordia).

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