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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.

“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

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

Tickets can currently be purchased as part of a Subscription Package, and also from the Box office when it opens in 2019.

Ticket prices:
Adult: $45
Concession: $39
Student: $32
Child (Under 16): $25
Group 10+: $37
Family of 3 (Max 1 Adult): $85
Family of 4 (Max 2 Adults): $126