About Die Fledermaus
James Levine brings his incomparable musicianship to Johann Strauss, Jr.’s beloved operetta for the first time in his 45-year Met career. Staged in the action in fin-de-siècle Vienna by Jeremy Sams (The Enchanted Island), the sets evoke the style of that time--think the gilded paintings of Gustav Klimt. With this staging, Strauss’s frothy comedy of trickery, mistaken identity and love takes on new resonances. The Met's glittering, recent production stars soprano Susanna Phillips as Rosalinde, tenor Toby Spence as her philandering husband, Eisenstein, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the glamorous trouser role of Prince Orlofsky.
Sung in German with Met Titles in English, German and Spanish.
Performances of Die Fledermaus vary from December 4, 2015 to January 7, 2016.
Three hours and 45 minutes (two intermissions)
Good for kids?
The themes are likely too adult for most children.
Did you know?
Strauss was known as the “Waltz King,” and that distinctive dance plays a central role in the opera.
Strauss’ father was also a composer, but he did not want his son to follow in his footsteps, going so far as to beat his son when he discovered him practicing the violin. The elder Strauss eventually abandoned his family, leaving the younger to pursue music as a career unhindered.
The Metropolitan Opera Location Information:
New York, NY 10023
1 to 66th St./Lincoln Center