The Merry Widow

Franz Lehar’s Edwardian Operetta set in Paris in the embassy of the poverty stricken Grand Duchy of Pontevedro. The story follows the attempts to keep the substantial wealth of a widow in the Principality by finding her a suitable husband. The grisettes (Can Can dancers) from Maxim’s entertain.

Costume Plot

Anna (Madame Glavari)

Black, bustled evening dress, gloves & feathers
Satin Peasant skirt, bodice, blouse & ribboned headdress
Lilac bustled evening dress, gloves & feathers

Valencienne

Bustled evening dress, gloves & feathers
Peasant skirt, bodice, blouse & ribboned headdress
Can-Can dress, short bloomers/pants, gloves & feathered headdress

Sylvia

Period evening dress & gloves
Peasant costume & headdress

Olga

Period evening dress & gloves
Peasant costume & headdress

Praskovia

Period evening dress & gloves
Peasant costume & headdress

Grisettes (x6)

Can-Can dresses, short bloomers/pants, gloves & feathered headdresses

Ladies Chorus

Period evening dresses & gloves
Peasant costumes & ribboned headdresses

Count Danilovitsch

Tailsuit, fancy or white waistcoat & bow tie
Opera cloak & top hat
Caped peasant costume – breeches, jacket, full sleeved shirt & hat

Baron Zeta

Tailsuit, white waistcoat & bow tie
Peasant costume

Raoul St. Brioche

Tailsuit, white waistcoat & bow tie
Peasant costume

Vicomte Cascada

Tailsuit, white waistcoat & bow tie
Peasant costume

Bogdanovitsch

Tailsuit, white waistcoat & bow tie
Peasant costume

Pritsch

Tailsuit, white waistcoat & bow tie
Peasant costume

Kromov

Tailsuit, white waistcoat & bow tie
Peasant costume

Njegus

Tailsuit, white waistcoat & bow tie
Peasant costume

Camille De Rosillon

Tailsuit, white waistcoat & bow tie
Peasant Costume

NB Some Military jackets in various colours are available depending on size

Men’s Chorus

Tailsuits, white waistcoats & bow tie
Peasant costumes – breeches, full sleeved shirts, waistcoats & cummerbunds

Download Female Size Chart Microsoft Word File (180 KB)

Download Male Size Chart Microsoft Word File (180 KB)

Dress Circle Costumiers
Updated May 2013