'Die Fledermaus', March 2005

‘Die Fledermaus’

“Die Fledermaus”, an operatta by Johann Strauss, showcases the extravagant life of upper crust Vienna in the late 19th century. The story is typical operatic fare: disguises, celebrations, mistaken identities, surrepitious meetings, a “pants role,” cameo appearances, and more, all set to the sparking lilt of Strauss’s melodies.