Die Fledermaus

Music Johann Strauß

31. December 2021
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
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01. January 2022
2 intermissions
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03. January 2022
2 intermissions
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05. January 2022
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Cast 31.12.2019

Conductor Nicholas Carter
Director Otto Schenk
Set design Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costume Design Milena Canonero
Choreography for "Unter Donner und Blitz" Gerlinde Dill
Gabriel von Eisenstein Adrian Eröd
Rosalinde Laura Aikin
Frank Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Prinz Orlofsky Margarita Gritskova
Alfred, ein Tenor Benjamin Bruns
Dr. Falke Clemens Unterreiner
Adele Daniela Fally
Frosch Peter Simonischek
Dr. Blind Peter Jelosits
Ida Valeriia Savinskaia


Rarely has a work struck Vienna with such immediacy as Johann Strauss’ »Die Fledermaus«. After its premiere in 1874, the piece was frequently performed, in 1894 court opera honours were bestowed upon it, after which it has remained in the repertoire almost continuously. Ever since 1900, it is nearly always performed on New Year's Eve. With a happy lightheartedness, the most famous of all operettas takes a suggestive look at erotic and social disguise beneath the facade of the 19th-century bourgeoisie – dancing and political and social commentaries included. The always prominent »surprise guest« in the second act of the State Opera’s New Year’s Eve performance is also steeped in tradition: this year, it is soprano Asmik Grigorian, who will make her debut in September in the »Madama Butterfly« premiere.