Sunday 27 Apr 2014, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
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John Wilson conductor
Simon Butteriss baritone| Dr Blind, a lawyer
Toby Spence tenor| Gabriel von Eisenstein
Alan Opie baritone| Frank, a prison governor
Aga Mikolaj soprano| Rosalinde von Eisenstein
Malin Christensson soprano| Adele, Rosalinde's maid
Pamela Helen Stephen mezzo soprano| Prince Orlofsky
Jacques Imbrailo baritone| Dr Falke
Pablo Bemsch tenor| Alfred, a tenor
Rebecca Moon soprano| Adele's Friend
Philharmonia Voices choir
Strauss Die Fledermaus
A very special afternoon of sparkling Viennese wit and music-making. Mistaken identity, infidelity and excessive champagne consumption abound in this brilliantly clever commentary on the glittering hedonism of late 19th century Vienna. John Wilson brings his trademark verve and panache to what is widely regarded as Johann Strauss’s finest score.
Semi-staged performance sung in English with a new narration by Simon Butteriss.