20:00, Thu 23rd February 2012 - Sat 25th February 2012 at West Road Concert Hall
Lent Week 5
Cambridge University Opera Society’s production places this much-loved farce in the privileged world of twenty-first century young socialites. Bubbling with infectious energy and fizzing with melodious charm, Strauss’s Die Fledermaus will leave you as giggly as those onstage (champagne optional).
Prince Orlofsky is throwing a party, and Falke has orchestrated some real-life drama for the Prince’s entertainment. All in revenge for the time his best friend Eisenstein left him in the middle of town, passed out and dressed as a bat...
Everyone who’s anyone is going to be there. They just don’t want each other to know. Eisenstein should be in prison so he’s keeping a low profile, especially as police-chief Frank is also there in disguise. Eistenstein’s wife, having left her former lover locked up in her husband’s prison cell, is also keen to conceal her identity. Their maid Adele should be tending to her sick aunt, not partying with her sister. With the help of a bit of waltzing and copious amounts of champagne, everyone’s identities will be exposed, and their philandering revealed.