Brooklyn Repertory Opera

Die Fledermaus

Brooklyn Repertory Opera                                 June 4 2010
                               For Immediate Release

Contact: Brett Wynkoop, 917-642-6925, wynkoop--AT--bropera.org

Brooklyn Repertory Opera is proud to present "Die Fledermaus", or
"Revenge of the Bat".  The production is fully staged with orchestra and
will include "special surprise guest stars".

Composed non-stop in forty-two 'nights of veritable rapture' this is 
Johann Strauss II's most celebrated and popular operetta - 
intoxicatingly melodious and exuberant. Mistaken identities, flirtations 
at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and confusions of all kinds 
provide a hilarious vehicle for some of the most captivating music ever 
written, a blissful show! The Overture is one of the most popular ever 
written, with five of the best tunes woven into a framework of the great 
'Fledermaus Waltz'.


Eisenstein is due to report to prison, having defaulted on his 
taxes. He is induced, however, to attend a fancy-dress party at Prince 
Orlofsky's, by his friend Dr Falke, who plans revenge for having been 
abandoned on a previous occasion to go home in his costume of a bat. 
Eisenstein's wife takes the opportunity of his absence for an 
assignation in her house with Alfred, who is mistaken by Frank, the 
prison governor, for her husband and taken to prison. Adele has sought 
various excuses for taking time off and in a borrowed dress attends 
Prince Orlofsky's party, where Rosalinde also appears, disguised as a 
Hungarian countess. In a play of disguises and partly mistaken 
identities Eisenstein flirts with his own wife and toasts, under the 
guise of the Marquis Renard, the prison governor Frank, introduced as 
the Chevalier Chagrin. They leave together, Eisenstein now intending to 
report to the prison. There the gaoler Frosch has drunken objections to 
the singing of Alfred. Adele and her sister, who have dramatic 
ambitions, seek Frank's help in furthering their stage careers, while 
Eisenstein, who now arrives, cannot persuade Frank at first of his 
identity and when he learns that the supposed Eisenstein is already in 
prison is suspicious of Rosalinde. Disguised as his lawyer Dr Blind, he 
cross-examines Rosalinde and Alfred, but she retaliates, when he reveals 
his identity, by producing Eisenstein's watch, which the supposed 
Hungarian countess had received from him at Prince Orlofsky's. Falke 
admits his part in the plot, Rosalinde and Alfred claim their 
assignation as a part of it, and all ends in apparent satisfaction.


Saturday June 19 - 1:30 PM
Sunday   June 20 - 1:30 PM
Saturday June 26 - 1:30 PM
Sunday   June 27 - 1:30 PM


622 Degraw Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(between 4th and 3rd Ave)


General Admission - $20 in advance - $25 at the door
Students/Seniors -  $10 in advance - $13 at the door
Unemployed          $5 at the door with proof of status

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