Wiener Staatsoper Announces Cast Changes For ‘Die Fledermaus’

By Dejan Vukosavljevic
(Credit: Wiener Staatsoper official website)

The Wiener Staatsoper has announced that tenor Hiroshi Amako and soprano Johanna Wallroth will take over the roles of Alfred and Ida in Johann Strauss’ “Die Fledermaus,” respectively, for all performances in the run.

The operetta opens on Dec. 31, 2021, and will last until Jan. 5, 2022 for a total of four performances.

Amako and Wallroth join a cast that includes Andreas Schager as Gabriel von Eisenstein, Rachel Willis-Sørensen in the role of Rosalinde, Wolfgang Bankl as Frank, Christina Bock in the role of Prinz Orlofsky, Vera-Lotte Boecker as Adele, Clemens Unterreiner as Dr. Falke, Robert Bartneck as Dr. Blind, and Peter Simonischek as Frosch.

Bertrand de Billy conducts a production by Otto Schenk, with set design by Günther Schneider-Siemssen. Milena Canonero is responsible for costumes.

The entry to the opening night of “Die Fledermaus” will be granted only to spectators who satisfy the entry rules set by the Austrian government.