Bath Opera’s production of ‘The Merry Widow’ is on February 16th, 17th and 18th at 7.30pm.
at the Roper Theatre, Hayesfield School, Upper Oldfield Park BATH BA2 3LA.
Tickets are now on sale at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk , 01225 463362
The next fully staged production by Bath Opera will be ‘The Merry Widow’ by Franz Lehar, and will be presented at the Roper Theatre, Oldfield Park, Bath on the nights of February 16th, 17th, 18th 2023. The show will be conducted by Rupert Drury and directed by Alison Paine.
This promises to be a spectacular escapist Parisian romp with fabulous waltzes and tunes, and we are very fortunate to welcome Alison Paine as stage director alongside Rupert Drury as Musical Director and Conductor. Alison (pictured) brings many years of directing experience of plays and musicals, and she is looking forward to her first operetta! We are also delighted to welcome Alison’s husband Anthony Paine as Designer, Hayley Fitton-Cook as Choreographer and Scarlett Hayler-King as Costume Designer.
Auditions were held in the last week of July and the cast is as follows: –
KEZIA ROBSON as Anna, Madame Glavary, the ‘Merry Widow
CHARLIE MORRIS as Danilo, Count Danilovitsch
PETER REDFERN as Baron Zeta, Pontevedrian Ambassador in Paris.
CAROLE LOCKWOOD as Valencienne, Baroness Zeta
ROBERT FELSTEAD as Camille, Count de Rosillon, in love with Valencienne.
Njegus Michael Stevens
St Brioche Chris Daniels
Cascada Peter Sutton
Kromov Bob Constantine
Olga Becky Holden
Bogdanovitsch Richard Hunt
Pritzch Nail Kirkman
Sylvia Naomi Heffer
Praskovia Hannah Crisp
The ‘Grisettes’ at Maxim’s nightclub
Lolo Naomi Heffer
Dodo Lydia Chalmers
Jou-Jou Yvonne Paulley
Frou-Frou Hayley Fitton-Cook
Clo-Clo Georgina Bassil
Margot Billie Purchase
Alison said, “I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you at the auditions and seeing you sing and act, and I am delighted with the quality of our principals. A warm welcome to Hayley and Scarlett too. I am looking forward to working with you all.”