Premiere of Die Fledermaus
Dazzling, vibrant, and witty, Die Fledermaus is on a par with the world’s very best musical performances. An unfaithful husband is seduced by his wife, whose face is hidden by a carnival mask — the true story on which Die Fledermaus is based conquered the whole world. This masterpiece from the recognized Waltz King, His Majesty Johann Strauss II, will grace our stage on 12 January, offering our audience the chance to join us in a true celebration of elegance, style, and beauty.
The team working on the production’s premiere is well known to St. Petersburg theatregoers: director Yulia Prokhorova, set designer Nikolay Slobodyanik, costume designer Anna Efremova, lighting designer Denis Solntsev, choreographer Alexander Omar, and video content creator Vadim Dulenko.
“Our primary goal is to highlight the exceptional nobility and taste of this music, without losing the lightness and elegance inherent in the genre,” says Alexander Soloviev, the production’s musical director and Principal Conductor of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. “The director’s vision c ertainly allows us freedom of interpretation. We’ll make it first and foremost a family tale that is eternally relevant. This is a timeless story of the relationship between a man and a woman who have reached a new stage in their lives and now must see each other in a new light.”
Splashes of champagne, the glitter of masquerade lights, fake tears, imaginary fright, sweet lies, intrigues, and the great secrets of one family will all become intertwined, and it will be a joy to unravel them.
The leading roles will be played by the opera company’s young and talented stars: Anna Dattay and Anastasia Barun as Rosalinde, Sergey Kuzmin and Alexander Shakhov as Eisenstein, Boris Stepanov and Damir Zakirov as Alfred, Alexander Kuznetsov as Falke, and Sofia Fainberg and Victoria Voytenkova as Orlofsky. On the conductor’s podium will be maestro Alexander Soloviev.
The play will premiere on 12 and 15 January. Tickets are on sale now.