Academy
Die Fledermaus
Die Fledermaus
Johann Strauss Jr.
Johann Strauss Jr.
from January 16, 2022 to January 23, 2022
from January 16, 2022 to January 23, 2022
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The genre of operetta born in Napoleon III's Paris quickly spread throughout Europe and found its second home in Vienna. Among the many to be seduced also the most famous and prolific of the sons of the Father of the waltz, Johann Strauss jr. who sanctioned his fortune with Die Fledermaus (The bat), an operetta inspired by Le réveillon by Meihlac and Halévy and staged at the Theater an der Wien on April 5, 1874. At the center is the classic love triangle, with consequent deceptions and scenes of jealousy, in the joyful setting of a masked party where the disguise guarantees an otherwise impossible freedom for the protagonists. In the cloudiness induced by the fumes of champagne that cheers up the party, the secret of happiness seems to be hidden: better to forget, even if momentarily, rather than accept the inevitable. Thus the lightness and disenchantment of the story translate musically into a phantasmagoric montage of heterogeneous musical elements. Obviously the beating heart of Die Fledermaus beats to the ternary rhythm of a waltz but the musical potpourri created by Strauss also includes polkas, arias that make the Italian opera verse, citations of the hits of the moment (the operettas of Offenbach) and folkloric pieces, such as the csárdás sung by Rosalinda at the party.

New production in coproduction with the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz (Munich)