Operette in drei Akten nach Meilhac und Halevy von C. Haffner und Richard Genee
Composer: Strauss II, Johann 1825 - 1899
Operatic Society version Music by Johann Strauss II Adaptation by Phil Park and Ronald Hanmer
Composed non-stop in forty-two ‘nights of veritable rapture’ this is the younger Strauss’s most celebrated and popular operetta - intoxicatingly melodious and exuberant. Die Fledremaus premiered in Vienna in April 1874, and has been part of the regular operetta repertoire ever since. Mistaken identities, flirtations at a masked ball, elegant frivolities and confusions of all kinds provide a hilarious vehicle for some of the most captivating music ever written. A blissful show - especially rewarding for societies with high singing standards.The Overture is one of the most popular ever written, with five of the best tunes woven into a framework of the great ‘Fledermaus Waltz’.
FLUTE : OBOE : CLARINET 1 : CLARINET 2 : BASSOON : HORN 1 : HORN 2 : TRUMPET 1 : TRUMPET 2 : TROMBONE 1 : TROMBONE 2 : PERCUSSION : HARP : 3 VIOLIN I : 2 VIOLIN II : VIOLA : CELLO : BASS : CUED VOCAL SCORE
Vocal material from Faber