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Home>What's On>GSOV presents Die Fledermaus
|Friday 26 July to Sunday 28 July 2019 |
Saturday, 2pm and 8pm
Four performances only!
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria present
with The Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Victoria Orchestra
An Operetta in 3 Acts
JOHANN STRAUSS II
Original libretto by
Karl Haffner & Richard Genée
English Adaptation by Robert Ray
'THE ULTIMATE OPERETTA'
Cast, accompanied by a full ensemble includes:
JESSICA LESLEY HARRIS as Rosalinda
FINN GILHEANY as Gabriel von Eisenstein
KENT MARTIN as Dr Falke
JANE MAGAO as Adele
RON PIDCOCK as Frosch, the Jailer
MARISSA ECONOMO as Prince Orlovsky
STEPHEN CAROLANE as Alfredo
Musical Direction by ALAN COOK
Staging and Direction by ROBERT RAY
Die Fledermaus is a story of revenge, deception, infidelity, disguises, imprisonment and waltzes! And, oh, what waltzes! Composed by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss Junior, 'Die Fledermaus is perhaps the most successful operetta ever written. Glorious music, wonderful singing, and a gay and witty libretto, this joyful work of genius has not been performed in Melbourne for nearly a decade.
A Viennese gentleman, Gabriel von Eisenstein is supposed to be going to jail for assaulting a court officer. But instead, he attends a grand party at the villa of the Russian Prince Orlovsky. He has been lured there by Dr Falke, who has also secretly invited Rosalinda, Eisenstein’s wife. She believes her husband will be in jail. To play a trick on Eisenstein, Dr Falke requests her to come disguised as an Hungarian Countess. Falke’s aim is to enjoy von Eisenstein’s embarrassment, and the fun really begins when they all turn up at Prince Orlovsky’s party in Act II, including the Eisensteins’ maid Adele, who has borrowed Rosalinda’s best dress.
Inevitably, too much champagne is consumed resulting in a hilarious mixture of disguises and wrongdoings. However, all ends happily without serious incident.
It will be one of the highlights of the Melbourne opera going year in 2019, so take advantage of our Early Bird prices which are available until midnight Monday June 10th and BOOK NOW!
Early Bird prices valid to June 10
Adult, $45 (Early Bird $41)
Concession, $39 (Early Bird $35)
Student $32 (Early Bird $28)
Child, 16 & under $25 (Early Bird $21)
Family of 3, max 1 adult $85 (Early Bird $75)
Family of 4, max 2 adults, $126 (Early Bird $112)
Group of 10+, $37 per ticket
Under two years free (must be seated on a ticket holders lap)
Transaction fees apply - $3.80 online, $5 over the phone, no charge when purchasing directly from the venue
Darebin Arts Centre
Cnr St Georges Road and Bell Street, Preston
Running time 180 minutes, including interval
Latecomers will be admitted at suitable breaks
No filming or photography permitted
We accept Companion Cards, please call the Box Office on 8470 8280 to make your booking