The Merry Widow

[Die lustige Witwe]
Franz Léhar

  • “An evening full of comic intrigue, flashing visions of high life, and beautiful music of all kinds. Zilioli did a magnificent job with the “Vilia” song, a nearly perfect operatic rendering of the romantic era. The Merry Widow builds irresistibly to a wild climax… The last act raised the stakes admirably. In the end, all is for the best in this most fanciful of possible worlds.”
    – Charles Donelan / SB Independent

Direction

Valéry Ryvkin

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Yefim Maizel

Yefim Maizel

Utah Opera

Utah Opera

Tom Ruzika

Tom Ruzika

Artists

Eugene Chan

Eugene Chan

Janette Zilioli

Janette Zilioli

Steve Grabe

Steve Grabe

Ani Maldjian

Ani Maldjian

Thorsteinn Arbjörnsson

Thorsteinn Arbjörnsson

Andrew Park

Andrew Park

Igor Viera

Igor Viera

J.R. Calvert

J.R. Calvert

Ken Ryals

Ken Ryals

 

Marquis d'Obigny / La traviata

December 2000 (debut)

Andreas Beckett

Andreas Beckett

Christopher Hawks

Christopher Hawks

Jane Hahn

Jane Hahn

 

Tisbe / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000 (debut)

Victoria Robertson

Victoria Robertson

Deborah Bertling

Deborah Bertling

 

Sister Genovieffa / Suor Angelica

April 2016

 

Nella / Gianni Schicchi

April 2016

 

Reporter /
Séance on a Wet Afternoon

September 2009

 

Olga / The Merry Widow

March 2009

 

Queen of the Night /
Magic Flute for Families

October 2008

 

Sandman & Dew Fairy /
Hansel and Gretel
for Families

October 2007

 

Elvira /L'italiana in Algeri

March 2005

 

Kate Pinkerton / Madama Butterfly

May 1999 (debut)

Location

Cast & Credits

Direction
Conductor:

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Stage Director:

Yefim Maizel

Set Design:

Utah Opera

Lighting Design:

Tom Ruzika

Artists
Danilo:

Eugene Chan

Hanna Glawari:

Janette Zilioli

Baron Zeta:

Steve Grabe

Valencienne:

Ani Maldjian

Camille de Rosillon:

Thorsteinn Arbjörnsson

Raoul de St. Brioche:

Andrew Park

Vicomte Cascada:

Igor Viera

Njegus:

J.R. Calvert

Pritschitch:

Ken Ryals

 

Marquis d'Obigny / La traviata

December 2000 (debut)

Bogdanovitch:

Andreas Beckett

Kromov:

Christopher Hawks

Praskowia:

Jane Hahn

 

Tisbe / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000 (debut)

Sylvanie:

Victoria Robertson

Olga:

Deborah Bertling

 

Sister Genovieffa / Suor Angelica

April 2016

 

Nella / Gianni Schicchi

April 2016

 

Reporter /
Séance on a Wet Afternoon

September 2009

 

Olga / The Merry Widow

March 2009

 

Queen of the Night /
Magic Flute for Families

October 2008

 

Sandman & Dew Fairy /
Hansel and Gretel
for Families

October 2007

 

Elvira /L'italiana in Algeri

March 2005

 

Kate Pinkerton / Madama Butterfly

May 1999 (debut)

The Merry Widow, March 2009, David Bazemore Photo