“Die Fledermaus” at English National Opera in London

eno_diefledermausDie Fledermaus

September 30, 2013 – November 6, 2013

ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA

Running time: 2hrs 35mins

Johann Strauss’s classic operetta, Die Fledermaus is a comic story of revenge, seduction and mistaken identity, centred on a high-society party thrown by Prince Orlofsky. Man-about-town Eisenstein is to be jailed, his wife is being seduced by an old flame, his friend Dr Falke has a plan to exact revenge for a past prank, and everybody wants to go to the party!

Light-hearted and colourful, yet sophisticated, this new production from Olivier Award-winning director Christopher Alden is re-imagined in an Art Deco-inspired fantasy world influenced by Freud and dream analysis. The staging offers the perfect complement to Viennese waltz-king Strauss’s sparkling melodies, including the joyous ‘Laughing Song’ and the memorable chorus in praise of champagne.

The cast of Die Fledermaus includes ENO favourite Tom Randle as Eisenstein, ENO Harewood Artists Julia Sporsén (who returns to the company following her much-lauded performance in the title role of Julietta in 2012) and Rhian Lois, and Olivier Award-nominated baritone Andrew Shore. Award-winning Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim makes her ENO debut.

New production supported by Lord and Lady Laidlaw.

Co-produced by ENO and the Canadian Opera Company.

Sung and surtitled in English.

All performances at 19:30

Signed performance October 24, 2013 Pre-performance talk October 9, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013
Wednesday,  October 2, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday,  November 6, 2013

Cast

Gabriel von Eisenstein   Tom Randle 
Rosalinde   Julia Sporsén 
Frank   Andrew Shore 
Prince Orlofsky   Jennifer Holloway 
Alfred   Edgaras Montvidas 
Dr Falke   Richard Burkhard 
Adele   Rhian Lois 
Dr Blind   Simon Butteriss 
Ida   Lydia Marchione  
Frosch  Jan Pohl  

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London Coliseum
St Martin’s Lane
London
WC2N 4ES

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