Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
By Johann Strauss II
with the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Naples Academy of Ballet
Conducted by: Ramón Tebar
Stage Director: Jose Maria Condemi
Composed by Strauss the Younger, the genius behind more than 500 compositions including the famous ‘Blue Danube’ and the ‘Kaiser Waltz’, this melodious and exuberant operetta has been a hit all over then world since it was first performed in Vienna in 1874.
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, including the instantly recognizable overture and the memorable tunes woven into the framework of the great ‘Fledermaus Waltz’.
“The only thing more effervescent than a Strauss waltz is a chorus of people singing it ….
Die Fledermaus may be the perfect operetta for the holiday season.
It layers familiar melodies, snappy dialogue and comic situations like a dense sachertorte.”
From a review by Harriet Heithaus, Naples Daily News, December 17, 2015
Hayes Hall, Artis-Naples
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard
December 22, 2015
Gold Circle and Boxes $135
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