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Die Fledermaus

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Run time: 3hrs 30min, 2 intermissions

Sung in GERMAN

Subtitles in English, German, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese


The Vienna State Opera continues its annual tradition of performing Die Fledermaus as part of the New Year's celebration. This season two winning casts bring the most Viennese of all operettas to life: Jörg Schneider and Georg Nigl share the role of Eisenstein, opposite Laura Aikin and Camilla Nylund as Rosalinde. Clemens Unterreiner and Martin Hässler portray Falke, Eisenstein’s friend, who sets the plot in motion. Stephanie Houtzeel and Christina Bock appear as Prince Orlofsky, Daniela Fally and Regula Mühlemann sing Adele, and Peter Simonischek is Frosch, the jailer. Cornelius Meister conducts.

The Strauss family, father and sons, dominated the world of European ballroom dance with their music for nearly 100 years. It was Johann Strauss the Younger (1825 –1899), however, who won world fame as the “waltz king”. Among his more than 400 dance compositions, the most famous are The Blue Danube, Tales from the Vienna Woods, The Emperor Waltz, the Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka and and Wine, Women, and Song. Strauss also composed 16 operettas, the best known being Die Fledermaus and The Gypsy Baron.

Playwright Karl Haffner (1804 –1876) and librettist and composer Richard Genée (1823 –1895) adapted the play Le Réveillon by Henri Meilhac (1830 –1897) and Ludovic Halévy (1834 –1908), French authors best known for the libretto for Georges Bizet's Carmen.