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Host Sean Bianco brings you a full-length opera featuring great voices from the past and present followed by “Opera Potpourri.”
Die Fledermaus or sometimes called The Revenge of the Bat is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffne and Richard Genée. The original literary source for Die Fledermaus was Das Gefängnis (The Prison), a farce by German playwright Julius Roderich Benedix that premiered in Berlin in 1851. The operetta premiered on April 5, 1874 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna and has been part of the regular repertoire ever since.
Eisenstien – Waldermar Kmentt
Rosalinde – Hilde Gueden
Adele – Erika Koth
Falke – Walter Berry
Alfred – Giuseppe Zampieri
Prince Orlofsky – Regina Resnik
Herbert von Karajan – conductor
Vienna State Opera Chorus