Die Fledermaus in Basking Ridge, NJ Thursday, February 27 or Saturday, February 29, 2020
Light Opera of NJ presents “Die Fledermaus”
Please join us on the evening of the 27th or the 29th. This operetta was composed by Johann Strauss based on a book and lyrics by Carl Haffner and Richard Genee.
As midnight approaches at Prince Orlofsky’s lavish New Year’s Eve party, Dr. Falke tells of how he once earned the nickname “Dr. Fledermaus” and became the laughingstock of all Vienna as the result of a practical joke played by his best friend Gabriel von Eisenstein.
Falke, out for revenge, has arranged for Eisenstein’s beautiful wife Rosalinde and their maid Adele to attend the party secretly and in disguise. After many mistaken identities, much festivity and general frivolity, this grand farce produces a happy ending for all.
Des Fledermaus is an operetta – which is where opera meets musical theater. They are short operas, usually on a light or humorous theme and typically have spoken dialogue.
“The experience is that of musical theater, with a classical twist,” said Bill Corson, Co-founder and Executive Producer of LONJ. “The music, sets, exemplary acting make for an outstanding performance”
The live professional orchestra accompanies beautiful voices featuring nationally acclaimed soprano, Chelsea Freidlander as Adele, Jeremy Blossey, tenor as Eisenstein and Samantha Blossey, soprano as Rosalinda. The performance is spoken and sung in English and provides for a rousing good time!