Season Event

Virginia Opera: Die Fledermaus

  • December 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Concert Hall

Virginia Opera presents this delightful tale of mistaken identities, practical jokes, elegant frivolities, intoxicating revelry, and plenty of freely flowing champagne. This is Strauss’s most celebrated and beloved work, and it features some of the most captivating music ever written. The story follows Gabriel von Eisenstein, who faces a short prison term, as his wife Rosalinde is pursued by a former flame. Meanwhile, Dr. Falke invites everyone to a magnificent party as part of an elaborate scheme to exact revenge on Eisenstein for a youthful prank. This offers the cunning Rosalinde an opportunity to catch her womanizing spouse in the act. On the night of the party, bafflement and hilarity ensue. This deliciously provocative work captures the height of indulgent 19th century Viennese society and is filled with gorgeous waltzes, sophisticated humor, and memorable melodies sung by the glorious voices of the Virginia Opera. Sung in English with English supertitles.

$98, $80, $48