Sparkling tunes from the "waltz king" enchant in this irresistibleand glamorous comedy.
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Excerpt from Die Fledermaus, Deutsche Grammophon 457 7652.Orchestra and Chorus of the Bavarian State Opera, CarlosKleiber, conductor. Hermann Prey, Julia Varady, Lucia Popp,Ivan Rebroff, René Kollo, Bernd Weikl.
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Before serving his short prison term,
Gabriel von Eisenstein decides to attend
Prince Orlofsky’s ball. There, he is ensnared
in a screwball plot of elaborate revenge,
disguises, mistaken identity and spouses
pushing the boundaries of each other’s
fidelity. Amidst all the gaiety, this exquisite
entertainment poses larger questions
about a society dancing on the edge of
Our brand new production conjures
a fantasy world of madcap lunacy and
bubbling champagne in elegant, early
On stage at the Four Seasons Centre, 145 Queen St. W., Toronto.
Performance time is approximately two hours, 35 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in German with English SURTITLES™.
Conductor: Johannes Debus
Director: Christopher Alden
Set Designer: Allen Moyer
Costume Designer: Constance Hoffman
Gabriel von Eisenstein: Michael Schade
Rosalinde: Tamara Wilson
Prince Orlofsky: Laura Tucker
Adele: Ambur Braid / Mireille Asselin
New Canadian Opera Company Production.
(l – r) Mireille Asselin as Adele and Michael Schade as Gabriel von Eisenstein in the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Die Fledermaus, 2012. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2012
Thumbnail: Mireille Asselin as Adele in the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Die Fledermaus, 2012. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2012
This new COC production has been generously underwritten by the Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation.