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Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Victoria


Die Fledermaus

An Operetta in 3 Acts - Music by JOHANN STRAUSS II
Original libretto by KARL HAFFNER & RICHARD GENÉE

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.

LANA LOWRY as Rosalinda (Darebin)
APRIL FOSTER as Rosalinda (Maryborough)
FINN GILHEANY as Gabriel von Eisenstein
RON PIDCOCK as Frosch, the Jailer
MARISSA ECONOMO as Prince Orlovsky
RON MACK as Dr Blind

“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

Maryborough Town Hall

Saturday 20th July 2:30pm
71 Clarendon St, Maryborough
One performance only, running time approx 2hrs 40mins (2 Intermissions)
All tickets $25, purchase at the door


Darebin Arts Centre

26th - 28th July 2019
With the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra
4 Performances Running time approx 2hrs 40mins (2 Intermissions)
Friday 26th July 8:00pm
Saturday 27th July 2:00pm
Saturday 27th July 8:00pm
Sunday 28th July 2:00pm

Tickets for Darebin can be purchased as part of a 2019 Subscription Package, and also from the Box office.

Darebin Arts Centre
Cnr Bell Street & St. Georges Road,
Preston VIC 3072

Box Office: (03) 8470 8280

Click here to purchase Die Fledermaus online tickets from the Darebin Box Office

Ticket prices:

Early Bird prices end June 10

Adult: $45 (Early Bird $41)
Concession: $39 (Early Bird $35)
Student: $32 (Early Bird $28)
Child (Under 16): $25 (Early Bird $21)
Family of 3 (Max 1 Adult): $85 (Early Bird $75)
Family of 4 (Max 2 Adults):$126 (Early Bird $112)
Group 10+: $37
Under two years: free (must be seated on a ticket holders lap)


GSOV Fundraiser

GSOF Fundraiser - Peridot Theatre's "The Diary of Anne Frank"

Peridot - The Diary of Anne Frank

Peridot Theatre Company has generously offered GSOV the opportunity to benefit from the Charity Night performance of their upcoming production, “The Diary of Anne Frank”, a drama by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesserman and directed by Kellie Tweeddale.

All proceeds from ticket sales to our members and supporters go to GSOV.


Two Jewish families are forced to hide from the Nazis in a secret annexe in Amsterdam. In her tiny room, Anne Frank keeps a diary, detailing the claustrophobic realities of daily existence experienced by the families. She also records her own coming of age, battling low spirits and loneliness, fighting with her mother, and falling in love for the first time. Despite her oppressive circumstances, her spirit shines through as she voices her belief that ‘people are really good at heart’.


The Unicorn Theatre (Mount Waverley Secondary College), Lechte Road, Mount Waverley 3149 (Melway Map 61 F11)


Adults: $27.00; Concession / Children Under 18: $24.00

Only 60 seats available, so book now.
Your Trybooking ticket(s) will be exchanged for allocated seating at the theatre on the night.

Thursday, 8th August 2019

Session Time: 7:30pm for 8.00pm start


This play runs for about 2 hours 15 minutes (including interval) and is suitable for teenagers and adults. Pre-play drinks and refreshments during the interval are included.

Come along and bring your friends too!


Purchase your tickets HERE.

Last Updated on Sunday, 28 April 2019 23:01

GSOV 2019 Season


GSOV 2019

  • ENGAGED - February/March

  • Engaged is a humorous farce with a definite suggestion of the "topsy-turvydom" we expect from the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas. It pokes fun at the way love is idolised and selfishness is overlooked. Engaged will be produced as a semi-staged production at The Knowe in Sassafras for a strictly limited season of 4 shows in February/March 2019.


  • Die Fledermaus, composed by Johann Strauss II to a libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genee (after Meilhac and Halevy) is returning to Melbourne after a drought of over ten years. With stunning sets and costumes and elegant dances and staging, Die Fledermaus is a favourite with audiences worldwide - mistaken identities, flirtations at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and confusions of all kinds provide a hilarious vehicle for some of the most captivating music ever written. Die Fledermaus will be performed in English, and produced as a fully staged production with an orchestra at Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre for a strictly limited season of 5 shows from 25th to 28th of July 2019.

  • COX and BOX with HMS PINAFORE - October

  • Sullivan's first successful comic opera where a landlord lets a room to two lodgers, one who works at night (Mr. Box) and one who works during the day (Mr Cox) is paired with Gilbert & Sullivan’s evergreen comic operetta, HMS Pinafore, which delights audiences with its witty libretto and rollicking score. Set on a navy ship in the days when Britain ruled the waves, HMS Pinafore pokes fun at incompetent politicians, society norms and subconscious bias. This Season will be produced as a fully staged production at Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, for a run of 5 shows 4th - 6th October 2019.

  • Return season of ENGAGED - November

  • If you missed out on tickets at Sassafras, here's your best opportunity to see this delightful Gilbert play. Engaged returns with a second season at Malvern Theatre on 22nd - 24th November 2019.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 March 2019 13:11

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