Die Fledermaus

Music Johann Strauß Text Richard Genée & Karl Haffner

31. December 2021
Friday
2 intermissions
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01. January 2022
Saturday
2 intermissions
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03. January 2022
Monday
2 intermissions
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05. January 2022
Wednesday
2 intermissions
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Cast 31.12.2021

Musical Direction Bertrand de Billy
Production Otto Schenk
Stage Design Günther Schneider-Siemssen
Costume Design Milena Canonero
Choreography for "Unter Donner und Blitz" Gerlinde Dill
Gabriel von Eisenstein Andreas Schager
Rosalinde Rachel Willis-Sorensen
Frank Wolfgang Bankl
Prinz Orlofsky Christina Bock
Alfred, ein Tenor Jörg Schneider
Dr. Falke Clemens Unterreiner
Adele Vera-Lotte Boecker
Frosch Peter Simonischek

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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.