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The Merry Widow

John Meehan

John Meehan and Karen Kain in The Merry Widow (1986). Photo by Andrew Oxenham.

The National Ballet’s premiere performance of The Merry Widow featured Principal Dancer Karen Kain and Guest Artist John Meehan in the lead roles of Hanna Glawari and Count Danilo Danilowitsch. Meehan was the original creator of the role of Count Danilo with Australian Ballet in 1976 and was invited to recreate the role for the National Ballet.

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