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The Merry Widow

Desmond Heeley

Desmond Heeley with then Production Director Dieter Penzhorn viewing a set maquette of The Merry Widow (1986). 

Desmond Heeley designed the sets and costumes for The Merry Widow which premiered on November 8, 1986 as a part of the National Ballet’s 35th anniversary season. It is one of the largest productions in the company’s repertoire and is known for its opulent sets and costumes.

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Top image credit: The National Ballet of Canada tutus on display. Photo by Setareh Sarmadi.