Comic operetta by Johann Strauss
First performed in 1874 at the Theater an der Wien, which still exists today, the operetta became one of the most frequently performed pieces in the world. Fortunately, Strauss' original plans to adapt the heavy voices for the court opera never came to fruition. The cheerfully operettic plot, interspersed with overlapping mix-ups about a 'revenge of the bat', finally finds its truth in wine. The lively party ends up in prison with the legendary warden Frosch. Including Adele's spontaneous audition, which is supposed to pave the way for her future as an artist, Dr. Falke succeeds in his scripted revenge strategy against the quick-tempered Mr. Eisenstein. Along the way, a musical masterpiece with an ingenious libretto is revealed.
"Perhaps the operetta par excellence. A play with being and appearance, with dreams and desires beyond one's own way of life. But it goes wrong and ends with the acceptance of reality. Wonderful melodies. It's amazing that this play hasn't been performed here for so long." Sven Müller, Artistic Director