J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus – highlights (30 December 2020)

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The last OperaLive stream of 2020 is a piece traditionally performed on New Year's Eve. The concert performance of the highlights from Die Fledermaus, a grand operetta by Johann Strauss II was streamed from 8:00 p.m. on 30 December 2020 on Facebook and Origo.hu.

A certain gentleman now referred to as Doctor Bat causes chaos at Prince Orlovsky's masked ball. Errant husbands are sentenced to imprisonment, wives itch to betray their husbands and budding starlets appear in disguise. The hijinks and partying end up in a prison yard, but this is where the laughs really start! This champagne-fuelled operetta is Johann Strauss's masterpiece and without doubt the crowning event of the winter holidays.

Featuring: Róbert Rezsnyák (Eisenstein), Lilla Horti (Rosalinde), Erika Miklósa (Adele), Péter Balczó (Alfred), Zsolt Haja (Falke), Tamás Szüle (Frank), Gergely Ujvári (Blind), Andrea Meláth (Prince Orlovsky)

The highlights were staged by Erika Tóth.
Hosted by Dániel Mona
Pianist: Katalin Doman
Conductor: Balázs Kocsár

The performance can be viewed HERE.

Photo by Valter Berecz