Die Fledermaus

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Opera in the Ozarks 2018 Review – Die Fledermaus: A Formidable Cast Enlivens Strauss Jr.’s Famed Masterwork
For 68 summers, Northwest Arkansas has been an opera haven for young singers. High atop the Rock Candy Mountain at Inspiration Point in Eureka Springs, amid lush forests and vistas of a golden horizon, Opera in the Ozarks serves as an artist colony for performers from across the United States. The experience culminates in a month-long opera festival -- by far Arkansas’ most important operatic event of the year. A…
Opera For Beginners
Opera Profile: Strauss II’s Perennial New Year’s Classic, ‘Die Fledermaus’
Johan Strauss II’s most famous operetta is undeniably “Die Fledermaus.” Filled with intoxicating tunes and a hilarious story, the work, which had its world premiere on April 5, 1874, has become a touchstone of many New Year’s Eve celebration. The work was written by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée and remains a major repertory staple around the world. Short Plot Summary Gabriel Von Eisenstein has been sentenced to prison. His…
High Notes
4 Opera Parties ‘Worth Attending’ on New Year’s Eve
It’s New Years Eve! And for some opera fans, there is no better way to celebrate it than to kick back and listen to some opera. Obviously, we wouldn’t recommend a tragedy to kick off the year, but probably some excitement and joyous partying. And we all know that opera has some of the most raucous parties imaginable. So as you count down to the New Year, sit back and…
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Vienna State Opera 2017-18 Live Stream: Ring in the New Year with ‘Die Fledermaus’
Have no major plans this New Years Eve? Well, the Vienna State Opera has just the idea for you. With its live streaming service, the company is showcasing a live broadcast of “Die Fledermaus. The performance will kick off at 7 p.m. local time and run through around 10:30 p.m. Audiences from around the world will get an opportunity to experience the opera from the comfort of their respective homes.…
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Everything You Need to Know About the Welsh National Opera’s 2017-18 Season
The Welsh National Opera announced its 2017-18 season, a schedule that features works accompanying certain themes and concepts. Fall 2018 - Russian Revolution The autumn season will kick off with three Russian-themed works – “Eugene Onegin,” “Khovanshchina” and Janácek’s “From The House of the Dead,” which is based on Dostoevsky’s book. This segment intents to honor the centenary of the Russian Revolution. “Onegin” features Natalya Romaniw as Tatyana in her…
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Weekend Preview – International (12/30- 1/1): ‘Die Fledermaus’ Dominates Throughout Europe
Many of the international opera houses will end the 2016 with a bang, ensuring that their companies put out their best to the very end. Germany At the Baden Baden Festival, Sonya Yoncheva and Piotr Beczala will come together for the yearly Silver Concert with music by Gounod, Massenet, Bizet, Offenbach, Lehar and Strauss. There will also be selections by Edith Piaf and Künneke. Domingo Hindoyan, Yoncheva’s husband, will conduct the Deutsche…
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Weekend Preview (12/30 – 1/1) – USA: New York Galas Dominate New Year’s Weekend
New Years weekend will not be particularly active in the American opera scene. Only three major companies will make their respective presences felt as the calendar turns from 2016 to 2017. The Metropolitan Opera will continue its full slate of operas, showcasing three works to end the year. There will be two performances given on Friday, December 30. At 12 p.m. EST, the company will showcase Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”…
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Bayerische Staatsoper 2016-17 Preview: ‘Die Fledermaus’ Rings in the New Year
The Bayerische Staatsoper kicks off the New Year with a performance of Johann Strauss II’s popular “Die Fledermaus.” The performances gets going at 6 p.m. local time (12 p.m. EST) and ends around 9:20 p.m. with only one intermission. The New Year’s Eve performance is already sold out. The run, which features three additional performances on Jan. 2, 5 and 8, will be conducted by Kirill Petrenko in a production…
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Amore Opera Returns to Stage With Two Operas on Dec. 27
Amore Opera is back in full swing as the company puts out two productions to close out the year. The company will bring back Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus” on Dec. 27 through Jan. 1, 2017 after presenting the work on Dec. 17 and 18. The new run of performances will start at 7:30 p.m. EST every single day of the week leading to a New Year’s Gala on Dec. 31. That…
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Artist of the Week: Johannes Martin Kränzle to Delight Munich Audiences on New Year’s Eve in Strauss’ ‘Die Fledermaus’
Johannes Martin Kränzle is slowly becoming a recognized artist in the world of opera. After studying violin and composition for years, the baritone turned to opera and has not looked back ever since. Even after a setback from Bone Marrow Disease, Kränzle's return to the stage has had critics raving. This week, with many artists taking a break,  Kränzle will headline New Year's Eve at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Strauss’…