Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauss II

DIE FLEDERMAUS

Reviews

 

July 19, 21*, 23, 28 and August 3*, 5 at 7.30pm

New production by Opera Holland Park

Opera in three acts

Sung in English with English surtitles

Libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée

English translation by Alistair Beaton

With the City of London Sinfonia

*Concession date

 

Ticket Prices
£70
£65
£55
£45
£17

Pricing details are subject to change.

Running times: Performance starts at 7:30 with an interval of 20 minutes and a short comfort break of 10 minutes. Performance will end at 10:25pm.

Opera Holland Park only occasionally visits the operetta genre but when one considers the canon, Strauss’s glorious comic tale is one of a few that sit right at the top of the tree.

Eisenstein, his household and his friends all end up at Prince Orlofsky’s ball independently, in disguise and carrying their own deceits and motivations for being there. Others, too, have their reasons and everybody is looking to catch each other out for improprieties in a series of hilarious and touching assignations.

Strauss embellishes the opera with a vivid palette of waltzes, duets and orchestral pizazz that it is hard to match. The operetta genre reached a pinnacle in Die Fledermaus and it is simply a wonderful way to spend an evening in the theatre.

Search on the web: (the opera will be sung in English at OHP but samples may be found with the German title).  Overture, ‘Csárdás’, ‘The Laughing Song’ (Mein Herr Marquis), ‘Champagne Polka’, ‘Trinke Liebchen, trinke schnell’. Orlofsky’s aria, ‘I like to invite my guests’ (Ich lade gern mir Gaste ein).

 

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Cast and Creatives

Conductor
Director
Designer

Lighting Designer
Choreographer
Chorus Master

John Rigby
Martin Lloyd-Evans
takis

Howard Hudson
Adam Scown
Harry Ogg

 

Gabriel von Eisenstein
Rosalinde
Adele
Ida
Alfred
Falke

Dr Blind
Frank
Prince Orlofsky
Frosch
Ben Johnson
Susanna Hurrell
Jennifer France
Joanna Marie Skillett

Peter Davoren
Gavan Ring

Robert Burt
John Lofthouse
Samantha Price
Ian Jervis