Die Fledermaus

The Bat
Operetta by Johann Strauss, Karl Haffner and Richard Genée
As a way of getting back at his friend Eisenstein, Dr Falke a.k.a. 'Die Fledermaus' or 'The Bat', stages an ingenious mix-up game at Prince Orlkofsky's ball. Here, everyone is allowed to be whatever or whoever they want to be: single or married, aristocratic or exotic. But beware! Disguised with masks and false names, anyone you meet can equally turn out to be a nasty surprise ... And by the time the champagne haze has cleared the next morning, all the masks have ended up in the bleak prison cell of reality.
This is a showpiece of the golden age of operettas: Johann Strauss' 'Die Fledermaus' not only gets the champagne bubbling at a musical level, but also fizzes with irony and subtle innuendo. In 1873, and therefore shortly after the great financial crisis known as the Panic, Strauss took a different approach to his French colleague Jacques Offenbach, opting against a mythological plot. He instead uses the present to scathingly critique society - a false bottom that director Kathrin Kondaurow selects as her dance floor for what is the second production to be directed by her at the Operetta.
Bryan Rothfuss, Nicole Lubinger, Christina Maria Fercher, Matthias Störmer, Riccardo Romeo, Elmar Andree, Dimitra Kalaitzi, Timo Schabel, Fridolin Sandmeyer, Stefanie Beyer, Georg Güldner, Nina Kemptner, Ballett der Staatsoperette Dresden, Chor der Staatsoperette Dresden, Orchester der Staatsoperette Dresden