- Opera for the New Year.
There’s hardly a better opera to enjoy the holiday time than “Die Fledermaus”, Johann Strauss II’s composition which describes the culture and mores of imperial Vienna during the late 1800’s. If you are celebrating in NYC, this event is for you.
The music is amazing; the staging is great; and it’s a good way to celebrate with your family. The opera premiered in 1874, and it has been in the repertoire of many theaters ever since.
This is an operetta featuring some of the loveliest tunes ever written.
The new production at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, by Jeremy Sams, features not only a great cast (including Susanna Phillips, Jane Archibald, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Christopher Maltman, Michael Fabiano, and Paulo Szot) but also English-language dialogue by the Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane;
The entire group is conducted by Adam Fischer.
- Metropolitan Opera House. 212-362-6000
- Jan. 4, 2014 at 8 PM; and Jan. 7th, 2014 at 7:30 PM
Here is a production of J. Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” at the MET in 1986 with Kiri Te Kanawa <photo at left>, as (Rosalinde), and Hakan Hagegard:
And here’s another episode with Kiri Te Kanawa:
Tags: Die Fledermaus, Strauss, MET, Opera, Adam Fischer