Glorious music, wonderful singing, and a charming and witty libretto, this joyful work of genius is sure to be one of the highlights of the Melbourne opera going year in 2019!
Composed by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss Junior, Die Fledermaus is perhaps the ultimate operetta. Die Fledermaus is a story about revenge, infidelity, disguises, imprisonment and waltzes! And, oh, what waltzes!
A Viennese gentleman, Gabriel von Eisenstein is supposed to be going to jail for tax evasion. But instead, he ends up going to a grand party at the villa of the Russian Prince Orlovsky. He has been lured there by Dr Falke, a former rival for the hand of
von Eisenstein’s wife, Rosalinda. However, Dr Falke has also invited Rosalinda, who still thinks her husband will be in jail, to come disguised as an Hungarian Countess. Falke’s aim is to enjoy von Eisenstein’s embarrassment, and the fun really begins when they all turn up at Prince Orlovsky’s party in Act II, including the Eisensteins;’ maid Adele, who has borrowed Rosalinda’s best dress. Inevitably, too much champagne is consumed resulting in a hilarious mixture of disguises and wrongdoings. However, all ends happily without serious incident.
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria will present a sparkling new production by leading Australian Director and Choreographer Robert Ray, with Musical Direction by Alan Cook.
“Composed non-stop in forty-two ‘nights of veritable rapture’ this is the younger Strauss’s most celebrated and popular operetta – intoxicatingly melodious and exuberant.”
– The Guide to Musical Theatre
“Die Fledermaus is the quintessential operetta penned by the legendary Johann Strauss II and first presented in 1874.”
– Stage Whispers
23rd Feb – 3rd March 2019Book Now
With the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra
Running time approx 2 hours 40mins
Friday 26th July 8:00pm
Saturday 27th July 2:00pm
Saturday 27th July 8:00pm
Sunday 28th July 2:00pm
Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre
Cnr Bell Street & St. Georges Road,
Preston VIC 3072
Box Office: (03) 8470 8280
Child (Under 16): $25
Group 10+: $37
Family of 3 (Max 1 Adult): $85
Family of 4 (Max 2 Adults):$126