Presented by Durham Opera Ensemble
It is New Year’s Eve, Gabriel von Eisenstein is being forced to go to jail for punching a police officer. However, after receiving an invitation to Prince Orlofsky’s extravagant ball he decides to push back his jail sentence for one more evening of fun. Eisenstein tells his wife, Rosalinde, that he is off to jail that evening when really he is going to the party with his friend Falke. Yet Rosalinde does not fall for his lies and follows him to the ball in disguise as a Hungarian countess. Their maid, Adele, also feigns an excuse be released from work that night so that she can go to the party, disguised as a Russian actress named Olga.
Die Fledermaus is full of frivolity, festivities and fun. Johann Strauss II’s music is high-spirited, with numerous waltz’ and polka themes. This party is not one you want to miss!
Friday 22 February
Saturday 23 February
1.30pm & 7.30pm
£15 (£12 concession, £10 student), £9.50 Durham Student Theatre (DST) Members