Music by Johann Strauss, Jr.
Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée
Die Fledermaus was performed at Cincinnati Opera in 2016. The season's performances of this opera have concluded.
Sung in English with projected titles
Approximate running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes, including one intermission
An effervescent and delightful confection, Johann Strauss, Jr.’s beloved operetta Die Fledermaus waltzes right into your heart with infectious charm, witty repartee, and gorgeous melodies.
The cunning Dr. Falke decides to play a joke on his friend Eisenstein … a little light revenge for a night of carousing gone awry. As his scheme unfolds, subplots hilariously pile up, eventually converging at an extravagant masquerade ball hosted by a Russian prince. Deceptions and disguises among friends and lovers give way to affection, laughter, and—as any happy ending should—champagne for all!
Our lavish new production, inspired by the Academy Award-winning film The Grand Budapest Hotel, evokes a colorful, genteel Vienna of the 1930s. Cincinnati Opera audience favorite Nicole Cabell, called “simply radiant” by the Associated Press, leads an agile and exciting ensemble cast.
"An exuberant cast, a gorgeous production, and Johann Strauss, Jr.’s irresistible tunes added up to a sparkling evening." Read the review.
The Oakwood Register
"They created not a fantasy but a funtasy!" Read the review.
Seen and Heard International
"It's a classy, edgy production where all sort of naughty things go on in the set's nooks and crannies..." Read the review.
Cincy Arts Guide
"The orchestra was great, the singing was absolutely incredible, and the sets were maybe the best I've ever seen." Read the review.
Cast & Creative Team
Conductor David Charles Abell
Stage Director Robin Guarino
Scenic Designer Allen Moyer
Costume Designer Candice Donnelly
Lighting Designer Thomas C. Hase
Hair & Makeup Designer James Geier
Chorus Master Henri Venanzi
Choreographer Sarah Hairston
English Version & Supertitles Robin Guarino & David Pountney
A new co-production with Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music
"That Cold Dish" - an essay by Anne Arenstein
In the News
6.9.16 Cincinnati Enquirer: Robin Guarino adds new twist to old favorite
6.8.16 CityBeat: Home Team Advantage