DIE FLEDERMAUS (THE BAT)
February 23 & 24, 2013 | 7:00 PM
MARCH 3, 2013 | 3:00 PM
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Department of Music Presents: Die Fledermaus (The Bat)
Music by Johann Strauss II
Libretto by Carl Haffner and Richard Genée
ACT I. Vienna, 1890s. Room in a summer villa of Eisenstein
Gabriel von Eisenstein has been sentenced to eight days in prison for a minor offense, partially due to the incompetence of his attorney, Dr. Blind. He is about to leave for jail when Falke, his friend, persuades him to postpone surrendering and go instead to a ball that Prince Orlofsky is giving. Falke has a little scheme in revenge for a practical joke Eisenstein once played upon him; (After a very gay masquerade, Eisenstein had abandoned the sleeping and intoxicated Falke, costumed as a bat, in a public park, where he awakened to the jeers of the promenaders.) Elaborating his plan, Falke also invites Rosalinda, Gabriel's wife, Adele, her maid, and Frank, the prison warden, to the ball, where all are to appear under assumed identities.
After a touching farewell Eisenstein departs, Rosalinda is visited by her former admirer Alfred, a former admirer while singing and drinking. Soon, however, Warden Frank appears in order to escort Eisenstein to jail. Alfred, in order to spare Rosalinda and himself the embarrassment of explaining the compromising circumstances, allows Frank to believe he is Eisenstein and goes to jail.
ACT II. Hall in Prince Orlofsky's palace
The party at Orlofsky's is in progress. The Prince, very rich and very bored, is the host. Adele appears, wearing one of her mistress's ball-gowns. Eisenstein, posing as Marquis Renard, recognizes her, but Adele brazens out the situation to the bitter end, insisting that she is a successful actress. Rosalinde, also invited by Falke, arrives disguised as a Hungarian countess; she is soon wooed by her own reeling husband, whose pocket watch she steals to hold as proof of his misbehavior. The party breaks up at dawn. When the clock strikes six, Eisenstein staggers off to keep his appointment at the jail.
ACT III. The jail
Alfred has spent the night in a cell, supervised by Frosch, the drunken jailer. Frank, still tipsy, arrives to take over. Adele, who wants to be a real actress, comes to beg Frank, or the theatrical agent as she knows him, to further her career. Eisenstein finally reports for jail, Rosalinda arrives, and eventually everyone's true identity is revealed. Falke confesses that the evening was all his plotting and a good joke on everyone. Orlofsky and his guests arrive to celebrate the reconciliation of Rosalinde and Eisenstein, singing a final toast as Eisenstein is taken away.
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