Video and audio previews, articles, and more at Lyric's Insider's Guide to Die Fledermaus.

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Watch a preview with general director Anthony Freud, music director Sir Andrew Davis, and creative consultant Renée Fleming (above). 

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Building a Better Maus Trap
by Eric Myers
When Johann Strauss, Jr.’s Die Fledermaus received its premiere in Vienna 140 years ago, it was hardly a failure, but it was not an instant success, either. Its popularity grew slowly over the years as productions made their way from one country to the next, steadily gaining momentum. Now it holds pride of place as the world’s best-loved and most frequently staged operetta. Nearly a century and a half old, this party is still going strong. READ MORE.

 

 

 
LIFE'S A BALL
High style and comedy in 3/4 time

Learn about J. Strauss, Jr.'s Die Fledermaus in an article by Magda Krance.

Die Fledermaus Discovery Series

Extreme flirting, lots of champagne and the music of Johann Strauss, Jr. Die Fledermaus is one of the greatest of all operettas. Bo Skovhus (Eisenstein), Juliane Banse (Rosalinde), Daniela Fally (Adele), director E. Loren Meeker, and conductor Ward Stare engage in a lively conversation on the ever-popular work.

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Die Fledermaus Commentary

Die Fledermaus
by Johann Strauss, Jr.

© 2013/14 Lyric Opera Commentaries 

Original sound recordings of musical excerpts used by permission of EMI Classics. All rights reserved. Post-production services provided by Mark Travis, Producer.

 

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Die Fledermaus Audio Preview

Recordings used by permission of EMI Classics.