Die Fledermaus

The queen of classical operetta appears in a new guise. As a comedy with music, "Die Fledermaus" returns to its starting point. The original model had its premiere as an entanglement comedy in Paris as early as 1871 - three years before Johann Strauss was able to celebrate his brilliant entry into the world of operetta with this material.   

In the new version by Peter and Florentina Hofbauer, the musical highlights of the Strauss operetta are not dispensed with, but at the same time the comedic core of the piece is taken into account to a greater extent than is usual in operetta productions. This already begins in the chamber play-like first act, where the triangular relationship of a bourgeois couple with the former singing teacher of the lady of the house is exposed.

The same applies to the second act - a soiree in which the actors take the games of confusion and entanglement to extremes. And finally in the third and last part, in which a prison becomes the sobering cell of longings and passions. As consolation, a self-forgotten life remains "in the stream of fire of the vines". For "happy is he who forgets what cannot be changed". This almost sounds like an homage to the resigned train of the Austrian soul.

Program and cast

Participants: Eric Lingens (Eisenstein), Ronny Kuste (Frog), Alfred Pfeifer (Dr. Falke), Tania Golden (Princess Orlovskaya), Juliette Khalil (Adele) and many more.
Director: Andy Hallwaxx

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