It was of the highlights of the last few years: »Die Fledermaus« by Johann Strauss II opened at the Elbphilharmonie to resounding applause on 1 January 2019. This premiere of the cult operetta about the champagne ball at Prince Orlofsky's couldn't have been more festive: the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, a line-up of choice singer/actors and the NDR Chor together with star conductor Manfred Honeck ensured a brilliant mood on New Year's Eve. »Once again world-class entertainment!«, to quote one review.
All the better, then, that Strauss's feel-good piece can be enjoyed again this New Year's Eve as a stream. »Come dine with me!«, invites baritone and bon viveur Dr. Falke – »When the polka sounds like fun! Believe me, my friend, that makes you young. The music sweeps you away in the ballroom a-glitter, with the sweetest of sirens at a divine dinner!«.
Concert of 1 January 2019
Click here to read more about Strauss's cult operetta, the story of its composition and what makes it a classic.
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester
Bo Skovhus Gabriel von Eisenstein
Astrid Kessler Rosalinde
Adrian Angelico Prinz Orlofsky
Dovlet Nurgeldiyev Alfred
Michael Nagy Dr. Falke
Kresimir Spicer Dr. Blind
Katharina Konradi Adele
Markus Butter Gefängnisdirektor Frank
Caroline Peters Frosch
Theresa Dlouhy Ida
Dirigent Manfred Honeck
Renate Martin costume
Rena Donsbach Mitarbeit Kostüm
Heiko Hentschel Regie-Assistenz
Michael Sturminger text and stage direction