Xiao Nan Yu Retires with The Merry Widow
March 25, 2019

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Principal Dancer Xiao Nan Yu retires from the stage after 22 brilliant years with The National Ballet of Canada with one of her best-known roles, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow. Ms. Yu’s farewell performances take place on Wednesday, June 19 and Saturday June 22 at 7:30. The National Ballet will honour her at the Saturday evening performance.

Xiao Nan Yu on The Merry Widow


“I am at the age where I feel I am very confident and I feel like I can own this character because I have lived through some of the same experiences,” says Nan.

Don’t miss Nan’s final performances this June in The Merry Widow.

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The Merry Widow is onstage June 19 – 23, 2019. Xiao Nan Yu will perform the lead role of Hanna Glawari on Wednesday, June 19 and Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 pm. The company will honour Ms. Yu at the Saturday evening performance.

 

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