The Merry Widow’ brings opera to Susanville
Thursday, May 28, 2015 — Oh, my — opera in Susanville?
Oh, yes, as the Susanville Choral Society presented “The Merry Widow” on Saturday, May 16 at the Susanville Elks Lodge.
“The Merry Widow,” based on an 1861 comedic play, focuses on recently widowed Sonia Glaward, played by Liudmila Mullin, who inherited a fortune from her late husband. A struggle ensues to keep her and her vast wealth in Marsovia by arranging a marriage with a Marsovain in order to save the nearly bankrupt country from financial ruin. Fortunately, Glaward finds true love, the country is saved and everyone is blissfully happy ever after.