The Merry Widow opened in Melbourne this week.

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Opera Australia’s sumptuous production of Lehar’s glittering operetta The Merry Widow opened in Melbourne this week. Danielle de Niese takes the title role in her much awaited operatic debut in Australia. Sydney-siders will have to cool their heels until the production, directed and choroegraphed by Graeme Murphy, opens at the Sydney Opera House on New Year’s Eve 2017. The Sydney season runs till 3 February 2018. In the meantime here are some images of the production courtesy Opera Australia and photographer Jeff Busby. Scroll down to see all eight images.