Synopsis by Nathan Southern
The Elizabethan Sydney Opera in Australia mounted this 1982 stage production of Johann Strauss's 1874 opera Die Fledermaus. The work interweaves the stories of three characters: the zany Eisenstein, who prefers incessant partying to incarceration; his wife Rosalinde, who resents his behavior and decides to teach him a lesson he will never forget; and their cunning, manipulative maid Adele. At the heart of it all stands the luminous diva Joan Sutherland, supported by a cast that includes Robert Gard and Heather Begg. The Australian Opera Chorus and The Elizabethan Sydney Orchestra lend added musical support.
conflict, costume-party, flirtation, friendship, jealousy, mistaken-identity, prince, revenge, opera