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At The Opera, Johann Strauss: Die Fledermaus (The Bat), December 31, 2016


Die Fledermaus (The Bat, sometimes called The Revenge of the Bat) is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée. World premiere: Theater an der Wien, Vienna, 1874.Met premiere: February 16, 1905. The supreme example of Viennese operetta, Die Fledermaus both defines and transcends that genre. Its story centers on a magnificent masked ball, given by a Russian prince, that brings together all the main characters in various disguises. The three-act journey from boudoir to ballroom to jail provides ample opportunities for farce and humor, but also for genuine human emotion and a surprisingly realistic view of urban life.

1960 London recording

Herbert von Karajan - conductor


8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:09 p.m.
Johann Stauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus Gala BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Herbert Von Karajan, conductor
11:00 p.m.
11:04 p.m.
Wagner: Die Walkure: Wintersturme Wichen Dem Wonnemond - BUY from The #1 Tenor Album; composed by Wagner
11:08 p.m.
Wagner BUY Rene Kollo/Norman Bailey
11:15 p.m.
various: The Christmas Album Selections BUY from The Christmas Album; composed by various
11:30 p.m.
Richard Wagner: Gotterdammerung: Fliegt heim, ihr Raben! Immolation Scene BUY Vienna Philharmonic; Sir Georg Solti, conductor Birgit Nilsson
11:44 p.m.
Puccini: Turandot: Nessun Dorma! - BUY Luciano Pavarotti/John Alldis Chor
11:47 p.m.
Di Capua BUY Luciano Pavarotti
11:51 p.m.
Cesare Andrea Bixio: Parlami D'Amore, Mariu BUY London Symphony; Zubin Mehta, conductor Giuseppe Di Stefano
11:54 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intermezzo sinfonico BUY Opera Italiana d'Olanda; Pietro Mascagni, conductor
Guild n/a

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