The Met presents an archival broadcast of Johann Strauss Jr.’s lively operetta Die Fledermaus, originally broadcast on January 20, 1951.
A traditional New Year’s favorite at opera companies, the production features an A-list cast led by longtime Philadelphia Orchestra music director Eugene Ormandy in his Met debut season. Also featured are Patrice Munsel as Adele, Marguerite Piazza as Rosalinde, Risë Stevens as Prince Orlofsky, Richard Tucker as Alfred, John Brownlee as Dr. Falke, Charles Kullman as Eisenstein, and Oscar-nominated comic actor Jack Gilford in the speaking role of Frosch.
The single intermission will include “In Memoriam,” the Met's annual tribute to company stars who have passed away during the previous year. Among the artists to be featured are Giorgio Tozzi, Cornell MacNeil and Salvatore Licitra.