Miriam Neururer, Ilia Papandreou © Susann Friedrich
Radoslaw Rydlewski, Anne-Kathrin Fischer © Susann Friedrich
Radoslaw Rydlewski, Miriam Neururer © Susann Friederich

Musikalische Komödie im Westbad

Monday 30.12.2019 | 7 p.m. | Westbad

Die Fledermaus

Johann Strauß

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Komische Operette in drei Akten | Text von Carl Haffner und Richard Genée | Spieldauer ca. 2 3/4 Stunden | Eine Pause


Operetta in three acts | Text by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée | Westbad version

“Happy is he who can forget, (what can’t be changed),” the old saying goes, and everyone in Die Fledermaus takes it to heart, trying to forget their cares and give themselves over to uninhibited indulgence. While Eisenstein, a pensioner, tries to escape from both the doldrums of married life and a prison sentence, his wife Rosalinde bides her time waiting for the right moment to enjoy a rendezvous with Alfred, her singing teacher. Their chambermaid, Adele, puts on the airs of a much-admired artiste, and prison warden Frank finagles himself into the role of a chevalier. All of this comes together in an entanglement of pretense and lies at Prince Orlofsky’s ball.

Johann Strauß magically wraps the events in an enchanting veil of music, which manages to tell the truth without offending and flatter without lying. Every bar of this masterpiece bubbles with joie de vivre, yet the bright façade conceals profound depths. Everything spirals joyfully downward: From the bourgeois home of Eisenstein to the nocturnal ballroom, until finally we arrive at the prison.


Stefan Klingele Musikalische Leitung
Volker Vogel Inszenierung
Mirko Mahr Choreografie
Mathias Drechsler Choreinstudierung
Lilli Wünscher Rosalinde
Mirjam Neururer Adele
Angela Mehling Ida
Kathrin Göring Prinz Orlofski
Anne-Kathrin Fischer Dr. Blind
Peter Bording Gabriel von Eisenstein
Adam Sanchez Alfred
Justus Seeger Frank
Hinrich Horn Dr. Falke
Andreas Rainer Frosch