Fun, funny, irreverent and saucy is just the way opera should be, which is why Die Fledermaus has had such lasting appeal, and why its the ideal time to breath new debauched life into this classic.
The English National Opera is planning a new eye-popping ear-pleasing production, with tickets on sale now for the season with takes place from September 30 to November 6.
This new production is directed by Olivier Award-winning director Christopher Alden, who has re-imagined 1874 Viennese extravaganza to an ‘Art Deco-inspired fantasy world influenced by Freud and dream analysis’.
And according to the blurb ‘the staging offers the perfect complement to Viennese waltz-king Strauss’s sparkling melodies, including the joyous ‘Laughing Song’ and the memorable chorus in praise of champagne.’ Exactly the sort of thing you need in these straitened times.
What with it being the English National Opera it will be sung and surtitled in English. There’s a signed performance on October 24, and you can even enjoy a pre-performance talk on October 9.
If you’re unfamiliar with the story it follows the saucy shenanigans at a high-society party thrown by Prince Orlofsky, with a whole load of planned seductions, the threat of prison, a fella dressed as a bat and a celebration of champagne.
Watch the film to get a taste of what to expect and click through to book your tickets.