March 06, 2019

Susan Stroman on The Merry Widow

Inside the Opera with Susan Stroman: The cast of THE MERRY WIDOW


All of us at Lyric have been delighted to catch a glimpse of director-choreographer Susan Stroman in the opera house. Given her phenomenal background in the arts, first as a dancer, and then as a choreographer and director for some of Broadway’s top shows including The Producers, it’s easy to assume that this winner of multiple Tony and Drama Desk Awards is not too impressed by working in yet another venue. In fact, she is. Susan recently spoke about her experience directing The Merry Widow, working with artists like Renee Fleming and how the work finds a very special home here at Lyric.  

Lyric Opera presentation of Lehár's The Merry Widow generously made possible by the Donna Van Eekeren FoundationHoward Gottlieb and Barbara GreisMr. J. Thomas HurvisKirkland & Ellis LLP, and the Mazza Foundation.

Production owned by The Metropolitan Opera.