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    Thomas Blondelle as Gabriel von Eisenstein, Thomas Lehman as Falke

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    Enea Scala as Alfred, Annette Dasch as Rosalinde

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    Thomas Lehman as Falke, Thomas Blondelle as Gabriel von Eisenstein, Annette Dasch as Rosalinde

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    Markus Brück as Frank, Annette Dasch as Rosalinde

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    Angela Brower as Prinz Orlofsky, Thomas Blondelle as Gabriel von Eisenstein, Thomas Lehman as Dr. Falke, Markus Brück as Frank et al.

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    Angela Brower as Prinz Orlofsky, Meechot Marrero as Adele

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    Thomas Blondelle as Gabriel von Eisenstein, Meechot Marrero as Adele

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    Meechot Marrero as Adele; Chorus of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

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    Ensemble scene, 2nd act

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    Annette Dasch as Rosalinde

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    Florian Teichtmeister as Frosch

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    Markus Brück as Frank, Florian Teichtmeister as Frosch

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    Florian Teichtmeister as Frosch, Meechot Marrero as Adele

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    Meechot Marrero as Adele, Markus Brück as Frank, Kathleen Bauer as Ida

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    Enea Scala as Alfred, Thomas Blondelle as Gabriel von Eisenstein, Markus Brück as Frank, Annette Dasch as Rosalinde

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    Annette Dasch as Rosalinde, Enea Scala as Alfred, Thomas Lehman as Dr. Falke, Thomas Blondelle as Gabriel von Eisenstein, Meechot Marrero as Adele, Angela Brower as Prinz Orlofsky

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    Thomas Lehman as Dr. Falke, Thomas Blondelle as Gabriel von Eisenstein

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    Enea Scala as Alfred, Thomas Blondelle as Gabriel von Eisenstein, Annette Dasch as Rosalinde

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Die Fledermaus (The Bat)

Johann Strauß (1825 – 1899)

Operetta in three acts
Libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée
First performed on 5th April 1874 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna
Premiered at the Deutsche Oper Berlin on 28th April 2018

In German language with German and English surtitles

3 hrs / 1 interval

Pre-performance lecture (in German): 45 minutes prior to each performance

Cast

Conductor

Donald Runnicles
Nikolas Maximilian Nägele (29.05.2018 | 03.06.2018 | 08.06.2018)

Stage-design

Johannes Leiacker

Light Design

Davy Cunningham

Choreography

Philippe Giraudeau

Chorus Master

Jeremy Bines

Dramaturge

Lars Gebhardt

Gabriel von Eisenstein

Thomas Blondelle

Rosalinde, Eisenstein's wife

Annette Dasch
Hulkar Sabirova (05.05.2018 | 08.06.2018)

Frank, a prison governor

Markus Brück

Prince Orlofsky

Angela Brower
Annika Schlicht (08.06.2018)

Alfred, a singer teacher

Enea Scala

Dr Falke, a notary

Thomas Lehman
Philipp Jekal (05.05.2018 | 08.05.2018 | 08.06.2018)

Dr Blind, a lawyer

Jörg Schörner

Adele, Rosalinde's maid

Meechot Marrero
Nicole Haslett (01.05.2018 | 08.05.2018 | 29.05.2018 | 03.06.2018)

Ida

Kathleen Bauer
Judith Shoemaker (01.05.2018 | 05.05.2018 | 29.05.2018)

Ina

Judith Shoemaker (08.06.2018)

The Concert Programme

“Blame it on the champagne, tra la la la la !” That’s the half-truth that the protagonists in Johann Strauss’s THE BAT sign up to at the end of a drink-fuelled night of mistaken identities and erotic escapades. But alcohol is only partly to blame; the confusion is largely due to the wiles of the humiliated Dr Falke, who was once exposed to small-town ridicule dressed in the costume of a bat and is now seizing his chance to avenge himself on his ‘good pal’, bon vivant Gabriel von Eisenstein. And so it is that the maid disguises herself as an actress, the wife as a Hungarian countess and Eisenstein himself as a French marquess and off they trot to Prince Orlofsky’s masked ball. That they end up bewailing their fate in jail early the next morning is less down to champagne than to the natural course of events. In THE BAT Johann Strauss pulled off a work that proved to be the prototypical Viennese operetta, bursting with waltzes and polkas and oozing wicked irony. Inspired by Offenbach’s opéras buffes from Paris, Strauss’s work was merciless in the way it held up a mirror to the bourgeois salon-going public - and many audience members recognised themselves in the absurd antics onstage.

Following his success with Puccini’s LA RONDINE, Rolando Villazón returns to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as the director slated to stage this operetta, a work that can rightfully claim a place on the programme of every opera house …

Kindly supported by Förderkreis der Deutschen Oper Berlin e. V.
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