Prince Orlofsky's masked ball is the scene for a hilarious story of mistaken identity – and beautiful, romantic melodies.
Rosalinde is looking forward to a few days carefree time with her lover, while her husband is facing time in prison. Her maid asks to be excused in order to care for a sick aunt.
In truth all four characters are planning to spend the evening at a magnificent masquerade ball given by the prince. As the characters are brought together in various guises, we set the scene for a hilarious story of mistaken identity full of splendour, posh frocks and masks.
Centred around the extravagant ball, the events of Die Fledermaus are set to a rich, romantic score by Johann Strauss II featuring some of the most irresistible melodies ever written for the stage. The cast is led by Judith Howarth and Paul Charles Clarke fresh from their leading roles in Madam Butterfly for WNO in June 2017.
Supported by WNO Idloes Owen Society