Welsh National Opera (WNO) - Die Fledermaus
Cast includes Nuccia Focile as Rosalinde, Mark Stone as Eisenstein, Helen Lepalaan as Orlofsky, Paul Charles Clarke as Alfred, David Stout as Dr Falke, Joanne Boag as Adele, Alan Opie as Frank and Desmond Baritt as Frosch.
Johann Strauss II’s Viennese treat
All of Viennese high society is going to Prince Orlofsky’s Ball. They just don’t want each other to know this. Eisenstein should be going to prison so he’s keeping a low profile. For obvious reasons his wife and her lover Alfred are also keen to conceal their identities. Their maid Adele should be tending to her sick aunt, not partying. Eisenstein’s best friend Falke however is plotting revenge on him for leaving him to walk through the city dressed as a bat. By the end of the night all masks will be lifted and truths will be revealed.
The waltz king, Johann Strauss II’s comic operetta is a delicious Viennese treat, filled with sumptuous music. Celebrated opera director John Copley’s new period-set production promises to create an evening of opulence, elegance and sheer frivolity.
Running time approximately 3 hours.
Sung in English with surtitles in English
Running time 3hrs approx.