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Die Fledermaus

Music: Johann Strauss. Libretto: Karl Haffner and Richard Genée based on Le Réveillon by Henri Heilhac and Ludovic Halévy after Das Gefängnis by Roderick Benedix

Productions

Royal Opera House, 1989
Royal Opera House, 1990

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Royal Opera House
January 1989
English Version: John Mortimer. Producer: John Cox.
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman. Choreography for 'Frühlingstimmenwalzer': Frederick Ashton.
Choreographer for 'Donner und Blitzen Polka': Derek Dean. Lighting: Robert Bryan.
Conductor: Adam Fischer. The Royal Opera Chorus Director: Robin Stapleton.
The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Leader: Hugh Maguire

Thursday 19th January 1989 (61st perf. at ROH) cast list
CharacterPlayed By
Adele, Rosalinde's maidLillian Watson
Rosalinde, Eisenstein's wifeCarol Vaness
Alfredo, a singerDennis O'Neill
Gabriel von Eisenstein, A gentleman of leisureThomas Allen
Dr Blind, Eisenstein's lawyerFrank Egerton
Dr Falke, a barristerAlan Opie
Colonel Frank, Governor of the prisonDonald Adams
Ida, Adele's sisterGillian Webster
Ivan, servant to Prince OrlofskyPeter Archer
Prince Orlofsky, a young RussianClaire Powell
Principal DancersViviana Durante, Wayne Eagling
January 9, 16, 21, 24
Principal DancersRavenna Tucker, Phillip Broomhead
January 13, 19
A policemanJohn Atterbury
Frosch, a goalerGriff Rhys Jones
ActorsMary Morse Boycott, Pauline Stroud, Iain Armstrong, Andrew Baguley, Anthony Ingram, Hywel Jones, Kenton Moore, David Evans Rees, Basil Whybray, Terry Woodfield, Mike Handley, John Tindle
DancersSally Ashfield, Janet Devenish, Susan Donald, Jane Haymon-Scott, Nicola Keen, Philippa Luce, Elaine Mason, Julianne Rice-Oxley, Wendy Woodbridge, Nelson Fernandez, Simon Horrill, Patrick Wood

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Royal Opera House
December 1990
Conductor: Richard Bonynge. Director: John Cox.
Designer: Julia Trevelyan Oman. Choreographer: Derek Deane.
Choreography for 'Frühlingstimmenwalzer': Frederick Ashton. Lighting: Robert Bryan.
The Royal Opera Chorus Director: Robin Stapleton. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Leader: Hugh Maguire.

Tuesday 18th December 1990 (65th perf. at ROH) cast list
CharacterPlayed By
Adele, Rosalinde's maidJudith Howarth
Rosalinde, Eisenstein's wifeNancy Gustafson
Alfred, a singerBonaventura Bottone
Gabriel von Eisenstein, gentleman of leisureLouis Otey
Dr Blind, Eisenstein's lawyerJohn Dobson
Dr Falke, a barristerAnthony Michaels-Moore
Colonel Frank, governor of the prisonEric Garrett
Prince Orlofsky, a young RussianJochen Kowalski
Ida, Adele's sisterGlenys Groves
Ivan, servant to Prince OrlofskyPeter Archer
Principal DancersViviana Durante, Stuart Cassidy
A PolicemanDavid Evans Rees
Frosch, a jailerJohn Sessions
ActorsJohn Baxter, Ken Bryers, Mike Handley, Antony Ingram, Hywel Jones, Donnachadh McCarthy, Kenton Moore, Edgar Newman, John Tindle, Rojer Weightman
DancersOona Beeson, Nigel Brown, Gine Chant, Susan Donald, Annabelle Genvieve, Josefina Holmes, Simon Horrill, Nicky Lawson, Claire Porter, Jayne Riddle, Patrick Wood, Carolyn Wyn-James

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