Johann Strauss II: THE BAT, operetta

Slovenian National Theatre Maribor

HIGHLIGHTS of 68th Ljubljana Festival
7. July 2020
9.00 pm
Congress Square
39€, 29€, 25€, 19€
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Slovenian National Theatre Maribor Symphony Orchestra
Slovenian National Theatre Maribor Chorus
Slovenian National Theatre Maribor Ballet
Conductor: Simon Robinson
Stage Director:  Stanislav Moša

Gabriel von Eisenstein: Martin Sušnik
Rosalinde, his wife: Andreja Zakonjšek Krt
Adele,Rosalinde’s maid: Petya Ivanova
Frank, a prison governor: Sebastijan Čelofiga
Alfred, a singer teacher: Tim Ribič
Dr. Falke, notary: Jaki Jurgec
Dr. Blind, a lawyer: Dušan Topolovec
Prince Orlofsky: Dada Kladenik
Ida, Adele’s sister: Mojca Potrč
Yvan, the prince’s valet: Bojan Hinteregger
Frosch, a jailer: Vojko Belšak

Die Fledermaus – “The Bat” – is the best-known stage work by Johann Strauss II, a member of Vienna’s famous Strauss dynasty. A many-layered story of intrigues, forbidden loves, vaulting ambition and shenanigans of every kind, the operetta has enjoyed countless of successful stagings thanks to a faintly scandalous plot that shines a light on the double standards of the Viennese bourgeoisie, enchanting costumes and solidly constructed music. The sparkling libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée is based on an earlier farce by Julius Roderich Benedix. Against a background of Strauss’s distinctive and charming music, we are introduced to the fickle Eisenstein, his disappointed wife Rosalinde, her maid Adele, who has ambitions to become an actress, and Rosalinde’s old flame Alfred. But this is only the prelude to a series of shocking revelations at a glamorous ball in the house of Prince Orlofsky, where each character gets what they deserve, sobering up to reality in a prison cell. There we meet the jailer Frosch, who is rather too fond of the drink. The excellent opera and ballet companies of the Slovene National Theatre in Maribor offer us a fast-paced potpourri of fun and Strauss’s deathless melodies.

The operetta will be performed in Slovene with English subtitles.

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