Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus present Lehar’s “The Merry Widow”


FEATURING – Upcoming international renowned artists and local talents in this comedic operetta. Full traditional production, complete with dancers choreographed by Susanne Braddy (Savannah Danse Theatre) and stage directed by Peter McMahon

The lively production sweeps audiences along through a waltzing tale that has kept audiences laughing, dancing, and cheering for nearly a century. Mischief abounds as the desirable wealthy, young widow, Sonia Sadoya, determinedly carries out an intricate scheme to win the heart of her former lover, Count Danilo, in the midst of lovers’ crazy trysts, lavish parties, and crafty pranks. The one-night only performance at the Lucas Theatre is Saturday, January 17 at 7:00 p.m. The First City Club offers dinner & valet parking for ticket holders starting at 5:00 pm. Call ahead for reservations.

The production features the internationally renowned soprano Edel Shannon as Hanna and the return of baritone, Thorbjorn Gulbrandsoy (Baritone soloist in 2007 “Elijah”) as Danilo. Acclaimed director Peter McMahon leads an impressive supporting cast, including Volker Rabe, Gabriele Rösel, Oliver Mercer, and local talents – Curt Bryant, Billy Wooten, Claire Watts, Jonas Boyd, Corinna Rezzelle, Laura Roop and Rachel Hopkins.

Tickets for “The Merry Widow” are $52, $42, $32 with a $5 discount for students & children under 12. Call 912-525-5050 or order online at

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The chorus is sustained by ticket sales, members’ dues and generous patrons & sponsor contributions. As a 501(c)3 all contributions are tax-deductible and we encourage community members to sustain our effort.

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