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Die Fledermaus – Bristol Hippodrome

Music: Johann Strauss II Libretto: Carl Haffner & Richard Genee Director: John Copley Conductor: James Southall Reviewer: Kris Hallett The ball is back in fashion and never went away. Or at least so it appears at Bristol Hippodrome where Johann Strauss II Die Fledermaus is currently floating as light as meringue and as exquisite as syrup to be Welsh National ...

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Welsh National Opera: Die Fledermaus – Liverpool Empire

Composer: Johann Strauss II Director: John Copley Conductor:  James Southall Revival Director: Sarah Crisp Reviewer: Daryl Holden “This evening, we will have a boring domestic comedy”. With this particular joke arising midway through the second act of Welsh National Opera’s Die Fledermaus, you would be forgiven for thinking that they are indeed talking about their own show. For the most ...

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Die Fledermaus – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

A Male and Female in Masquerade costumes laughing

Music: Johann Straus II Libretto: Carl Haffner & Richard Genée Director: John Copley Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Fun and frolics in Die Fledermaus, one of the greatest of Viennese operettas. Last staged by Welsh National Opera six years ago, John Copley’s production keeps all the frills and frou-frou of the original first performed in Vienna in 1874. The plot, convoluted as ...

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Die Fledermaus – The Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Die Fledermaus

Music: Johan Strauss II Libretto: C. Huffier and Richard Genee, translated by Ruth and Thomas Martin Director: Ellen Kent Conductor: Vasyl Vasylenko Reviewer: Scott Matthewman Strauss’s light operetta Die Fledermaus is widely regarded as one of the finest comedic works in the operatic canon. The setup, which engineers all the principal characters introduced in Act I into attending the same ...

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Ellen Kent’s Die Fledermaus – The Opera House, Manchester

Ellen Kent's Die Fledermaus

Composer: Johann Strauss Librettist: Ellen Kent Director: Ellen Kent Conductor: Vasyl Vasylenko Reviewer: Charlotte Broadbent Ellen Kent has revived her 2006 production of Die Fledermaus which truly deserves the full title of 'Ellen Kent's Die Fledermaus' as she is invested in every corner of the production. Director, librettist and on this rare occasion, performer it's easy see why Kent believed ...

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Carl Rosa Opera: Die Fledermaus – Theatre Royal, Bath

Composer: Johann Strauss Director: Peter Mulloy Conductor: Martin Handley Reviewer: Claire Hayes Carl Rosa Opera’s production of Die Fledermaus has been a staple of the Shoreditch company’s repertoire since relaunching in 1998 and this week it is exclusively restaged and mounted for the Theatre Royal in Bath. Johann Strauss’s light-hearted operetta was first performed in Vienna in 1874, when its ...

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Die Fledermaus – English National Opera at the Coliseum, London

Composer: Johann Strauss II Director: Christopher Alden Reviewer: Harry Stern Die Fledermaus isn’t a profound piece of writing. The secret of its enduring popularity must, logically, lie in its levity. It is, in fact, the lightest of light operettas. Not so in Christopher Alden’s leaden hands, which weigh this piece of fin de siècle flimsy down to the point where ...

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