June 18: The Merry Widow

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June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

June 18: The Merry Widow

A frothy blend of whimsical comedy, romance and the delights of the Parisian Belle Époque in all its effervescent splendor, The Merry Widow is popular ballet at its finest. Based on the 1905 operetta of the same name by Franz Lehár, The Merry Widow sets out to entertain and amuse at every step and never puts a foot wrong.

 

The story imagines a fictional Balkan principality, Pontevedro, which is on the brink of economic disaster. In an effort to prevent certain ruin, a charming but raffish Pontevedrian aristocrat, Count Danilo, is persuaded to woo and marry a rich and sophisticated widow, Hanna Glawari, before she can marry a foreigner. Amid the inevitable plot complications and madcap misunderstandings, we learn that Danilo and Hanna had been childhood sweethearts, before Danilo abandoned Hanna, who was then an innocent peasant girl.

 

Playful and insouciant, comically buoyant and a perennial crowd-pleaser, The Merry Widow was premiered by The Australian Ballet in 1975 and entered the repertoire of The National Ballet of Canada in 1986.

 

Please note we have been given an opportunity to have limited tickets to attend this live performing arts performance all thanks to our sponsors, The National Ballet of Canada.

 

To register please contact the YAY Events Team: 416.932.1919

 

Andre Blenman, Events Coordinator via email at ablenman@yay.org

Summer Jim, Assistant Events Coordinator via email at sjim@yay.org

Michael Lafontaine, Summer Assistant Events Coordinator via email at mlafontaine@yay.org

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Date:
June 18
Time:
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Youth Assisting Youth

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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St.W.,
Toronto , Ontario M5H 4G1 Canada
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