20 May, 7, 9, 11, 16 & 24 June 2017
Some time ago, Gabriel von Eisenstein went with
his friend Dr Falke to a fancy dress party. On their way back, Eisenstein left Falke on his own, sleeping peacefully. When he awoke it was daylight and he had to make his way home dressed in his bat’s costume, accompanied by all the jeering urchins in town. He has never forgotten this humiliation.
It takes a hard heart not to be swept along by Die Fledermaus. It might be nonsense but it's wonderful, frothy, life-affirming nonsense. John Copley's production is as opulent as a Viennese chocolate cake. Its choc-full of splendour, posh frocks and masks and warm comedy.
Conductor Tomáš Hanus
Director John Copley
Set Designer Tim Reed
Costume Designer Deirdre Clancy
Lighting Designer Howard Harrison
Choreographer Stuart Hopps
Rosalinde Mary Elizabeth Williams
Eisenstein Mark Stone
Falke Ben McAteer
Adele Rhian Lois
Orlofsky Justina Gringyte
Alfred Paul Charles Clarke
Sung in English with surtitles in English and Welsh.
Supported by WNO Idloes Owen Society.