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The Merry Widow

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1 hr 30 mins

Witness this light-hearted show about a rich widow and how her countrymen try to retain her money within the nation by finding her the perfect husband. Treat yourself to this light-hearted show backed by an exquisite ballet ensemble and orchestra.

Why Watch The Merry Widow

One of the most iconic humorous operettas with a beauty and elegance that reaches a lofty symphonic magnitude, The Merry Widow is a must-watch. A creation of the Hungarian composer Franz Lehár, it is full of fantastic costumes, captivating choreography, and mesmerising tunes. If you love a good laugh with a theatrically induced air of grandeur and luxury, The Merry Widow is perfect for you.

The Story

The Merry Widow is a humorous tale of a rich widow and her countrymen who are desperate to ensure that she keeps her wealth in the country by attempting to get her married to the ideal man. The plot is full of fascinating twists and emotional flares. Filled with love, anger, scorn, and a host of other emotions that add to the hilarity, The Merry Widow is very entertaining to watch. You will find yourself mesmerised by the melodic richness of the tune. It includes songs like the immensely popular ‘Vilja Song’, ‘Lippen schweigen’, and the ‘Pavillion Duet’. A masterpiece by the Hungarian composer Franz Lehár, The Merry Widow is loved by all for its elegance and vivid portrayal of ideas and characters. It features solo musicians, a chorus, a lovely ballet ensemble, and the Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre’s orchestra!

Good for

Lovers of Comedy | Fans of Ballet

Critics Reviews

"A visual treat!"
The Stage

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

The show runs from February 21st to February 23rd.

Show Timings

21 to 23 February, 2019 8:00 PM

The performance lasts for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.

Franz Lehár

Music Director
László Makláry (Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre)

Top Songs
‘Vilja Song’, ‘Pavilion Duet’, and ‘Lippen Schweigen’.

Additional Information

Available Facilities
Paid Parking at P2/P3 on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
Wheelchair accessible

Rules and Regulations
Latecomers will be allowed inside the hall only during a break.
The door of the auditorium will be closed 5 minutes before the show commences.
The use of any camera recording devices is strictly prohibited inside the hall.

Getting There
Dubai Opera is located in Downtown Dubai.
By Metro: You can hop on to the Metro Tram and get off at the Burj Khalifa Station. A 20-minute walk from the station will lead you to the venue.
By Bus: If you decide to travel by bus, get off at the Dubai Mall Station and then walk to the venue.

Please note that valet parking is no longer available.

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Strict Cancellation Policy

This experience cannot be canceled, amended or rescheduled.

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My Tickets

How to Redeem Your Tickets

Your mobile tickets will be sent to you by email shortly. You may display your ticket on your mobile phone at the box office on the day of the experience.

It is highly recommended that you arrive early and settle down before the show begins.


The ticket is valid only for the same day and same time you have opted for.

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