James Levine Conducts 'Die Fledermaus'

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Saturday, January 02, 2016

A scene from the Act 2 ballet in Johann Strauss, Jr.'s "Die Fledermaus." (Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Tune in at 1pm on WQXR for the Metropolitan Opera's broadcast of Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus. The operetta will be conducted by James Levine for the first time in his 45-year Met career.

This production stars soprano Susanna Phillips as Rosalinde, tenor Toby Spence as her philandering husband, Eisenstein, and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the role of Prince Orlofsky.

Cast:

Conductor: James Levine
 
Rosalinde: Susanna Phillips
Adele: Lucy Crowe
Orlofsky: Susan Graham
Eisenstein: Toby Spence
Alfred: Dimitri Pittas
Dr. Falke: Paulo Szot
Frank: Alan Opie
Frosch: Christopher Fitzgerald

Comments [6]

R Weinacker from Florham Park NJ

Beautiful start to the New Year on of my families for 2 generations

Jan. 02 2016 03:58 PM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Thank you Mr. Eisenberg,
Happy New Year

Jan. 02 2016 02:00 PM
Ellen L from West Chester, PA

A great operetta, perfect for the New Year! Levine conducting is a unexpected bonus. A little schmaltz is nice now and then, imho.

Jan. 02 2016 01:54 PM
Adele F (aka AF) from Nassau County, Long Island

A perfect opea for News Years. Happy New Year to all!!

Jan. 02 2016 01:52 PM
Larry Eisenberg from New York city

The Fledermaus isn't my speed
A surfeit of schmaltz I can't heed,
'Til next week I'll wait
Queasiness will abate
A shot of real music I'll need.

Jan. 02 2016 01:07 PM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

Great opera about possible cheating couples, a drunken jailer, etc.
Nice way to start the New Year. Actually this opera is a welcome change from the usual mischief, murder and mayhem.
Happy New Year

Jan. 02 2016 01:05 PM

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