Die Fledermaus by Joann Strauss, Jr.
with lyrics by Jeremy Sams and dialog by Douglas Carter Beane
Sung in English
Approximate running time 3 hrs. 45 min.
Jeremy Sams returns to the Met, after his major success with The Enchanted Island, to direct a new production of Johann Strauss’s beloved operatic confection, with a revised libretto by acclaimed playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Sams places the action in turn-of-the-century Vienna, an elegant, opulent setting with echoes of Gustav Klimt’s glittering paintings (and of Sigmund Freud’s newly fashionable ideas). Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman lead the sparkling cast, which also features Jane Archibald, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Michael Fabiano, and Paulo Szot. Adam Fischer conducts.
Conductor: Adam Fischer
Rosalinde: Susanna Phillips
Adele: Jane Archibald
Orlofsky: Anthony Roth Costanzo
Eisenstein: Christopher Maltman
Alfred: Michael Fabiano
Dr. Falke: Paulo Szot
Frank: Patrick Carfizzi
Frosch: Danny Burstein
Lyrics by: Jeremy Sams
Dialogue by: Douglas Carter Beane
Production: Jeremy Sams
Set and Costume Designer: Robert Jones
Lighting Designer: Jennifer Schriever
Choreographer: Stephen Mear
Photo credits: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera