Webster University Film Series and Opera America Present The Merry Widow
November 1, 2011
What: Lotfi Mansouri’s spectacular last production as General Director of The San Francisco Opera features Yvonne Kenny making her debut in the title role, new dialogue specially commissioned from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein, and an original ballet to set the scene ‘Chez Maxime’ bringing fresh insight into Lehár’s classic operetta. This production also features another world premiere, Njegus’s song, "Quite Parisian". "It’s a wonderfully rich piece of musical theatre, of course gorgeous melodies but also the story touches on some real basic truths about human relationships." Presented in conjunction with National Opera Week, sponsored by Opera America. (Lotfi Mansouri, 2002, USA, 188 min.)
When: Sunday, November 6 at 7:30 pm
For more information please visit the Film Series website.
Where: Webster University, Winifred Moore Auditorium, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, MO 63119
Cost: $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors (60 +), students from other schools and Webster alumni, and $4 for Webster University staff and faculty.
The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Regional Arts Commission and the Missouri Arts Council - a state agency.
With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based University providing a network of international residential campuses. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe and North America. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.