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If Opera: Die Fledermaus

August 28 at 19:00 - 21:45

If Opera: Die Fledermaus

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Johann Strauss II Die Fledermaus
Libretto by Richard Genée and Karl Haffner

Conductor Thomas Blunt
Director/Narrator Simon Butteriss

With the Bristol Ensemble and If Opera chorus
Orchestral reduction supplied by Pocket Publications

Sung in English with surtitles

First performed 5th April 1874 at the Theater an der Wien, Vienna

A farcical story fizzing with disguises…

In the repertoire of opera houses throughout Europe, certain operettas have lost none of their sparkle. Chief among them is Johann Strauss’s effervescent Die Fledermaus, with its seemingly endless parade of gorgeous melodies and stirring waltzes. The opera is a whirlwind of romantic ruses, false identities, practical jokes, infidelities, confusions and Champagne.

This is a Fledermaus with a difference. In this specially staged and costumed performance, comic genius Simon Butteriss replaces the operetta’s original spoken dialogue with a racy and pacy narration that follows every twist and turn of this ludicrous tale. Witty, clever and with knowing nods to the present day, it is delivered with Butteriss’ customary flamboyance and panache. This unique presentation is “in short, the perfect blend of Viennese Schlagobers and English salt” (The Times) and not to be missed!

Tickets
£20.00 – £95.00 Members
£20.00 – £100.00 Non-members

Tickets on sale now at Bath Box Office online or by phone on 01225 463 362

Children aged 7+ are welcome & under 18’s go free (limited availability, please enquire at Bath Box Office)

No dogs are permitted, except for assistance dogs

Venue

Belcombe Court
Belcombe Road
Bradford-on-Avon, BA15 1LZ United Kingdom
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