Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Opera review: Die Fledermaus

Vienna is one of the world's great cities of music. Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler and Schubert to name but a few have all performed and created here, so we had to do something musical.

And what can be more enjoyable and appropriate than going to seeing Johann Strauss's Die Fledermaus, a total hoot of an operetta, in its home city of Vienna.

We went to the Volksoper which is a lot easier to get tickets than the Vienna State Opera and probably cheaper too.

It helped that the surtitles were in English but the music, singing and acting would have be enough. The ballroom scene in particular was enormous fun, and there was a great cast of singers and dancers.

Hard to leave without a smile on your face.


Keep Reaching said...

Sounds like a fun performance. The music is always fun, but that plot is so hard to follow - I guess it is basically irrelevant anyhow.

JP said...

The English surtitles certainly helped a lot - and the programme had an English description of the plot too. But you could also just relax and enjoy the music