Die Fledermaus

Music Johann Strauß Text Richard Genée & Karl Haffner

31. December 2021
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
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01. January 2022
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
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03. January 2022
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
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05. January 2022
19.00 - 22.30
2 intermissions
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Cast 31.12.2020

Musical Direction Cornelius Meister
Production Otto Schenk
Stage Design Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costume Design Milena Canonero
Choreography for "Unter Donner und Blitz" Gerlinde Dill
Gabriel von Eisenstein Georg Nigl
Rosalinde Camilla Nylund
Frank Jochen Schmeckenbecher
Prinz Orlofsky Okka von der Damerau
Alfred, ein Tenor Michael Laurenz
Dr. Falke Martin Häßler
Adele Regula Mühlemann
Frosch Peter Simonischek
Dr. Blind Robert Bartneck
Ida Ileana Tonca


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.