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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.

JESSICA LESLEY HARRIS as Rosalinda
FINN GILHEANY as Gabriel von Eisenstein
KENT MARTIN as Dr Falke
JANE MAGAO as Adele
RON PIDCOCK as Frosch, the Jailer
MARISSA ECONOMO as Prince Orlovsky
STEPHEN CAROLANE as Alfredo
LILLI LOWRY as Ida
ANDREW MCGRAIL as Frank
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


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

Darebin Arts & Entertainment 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 2019 Season

OUR 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 - July

  • 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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