Oct 27-29, 2017

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow

The Merry Widow


Vienna's definitive romantic operetta uses laugh-out-loud comedy and lavish costumes to concoct the perfect musical confection. At a gala reception in Paris, an ambassador plans to save his poverty-stricken kingdom by sending one of his noblemen to court the fabulously wealthy Hanna Glawari.

Click here to view the full program

Sung in German with English surtitles.

News and Reviews

“You’ll see beautiful gowns and beautiful people, and you’ll laugh. The music is tuneful—so tuneful you might even want to sing along.”

Jill Kimball, CU Presents

Read the full review - News and Reviews

News and Reviews

"Franz Lehár’s Merry Widow, the classic Viennese operetta, is a delicious platform for wonderful singing, graceful dancing, colorful costumes, and an inexhaustible supply of humor."

Peter Alexander, Sharps and Flatirons

Read the full review - News and Reviews

News and Reviews

Full dress rehearsals Tuesday and Wednesday indicated that this will be one of CU's best ever productions. Holman and Carthy keep raising their own bar, but they outdo themselves here in ways patrons should expect from them.

Kelly Dean Hansen, Daily Camera

Read the full review - News and Reviews



Franz Lehár

Read Bio for Franz Lehár


Leigh Holman

Read Bio for Leigh Holman

Artistic Team

Music Director

Nicholas Carthy

Read Bio for Nicholas Carthy


Download Program
Download File


Download 1MB

Getting Here

Get directions, parking suggestions, performance information and more.

Your Visit - Getting Here

Visiting Boulder

There’s something for everyone in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, from hiking to dining to shopping. Why not stay a while?

Visit Boulder - Visiting Boulder