Say the word opera, and audiences often think of people singing stridently in a foreign language. This is not the case with “The Merry Widow.” A classic operetta by Franz Lehar, it’s set at the turn of the 20th century and filled with fun and frivolity.
More than 60 people are taking to the stage to do a production soon at The Saenger Theatre.
“It actually has a happy ending,” said Danielle Pastin, who traveled from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to play the lead role of Hanna. “It’s upbeat and happy, and there is a lot of dancing in it.”