The Bat

Dates

The Bat

Composer: Johann Strauss

Operetta in 3 acts
Libretto: Karl Haffner, Richard Genée
Translated by Julian Tuwim

World premiere: Vienna, 5 April 1874
Polish premiere: Warsaw, 6 September 1877

Premiere in Krakow: 18, 19 December 2005, The Stage at the J. Słowacki Theater in Krakow

Revival: 30 November 2009, The Main Stage of Krakow Opera

Production team:

Music Director: Uwe Theimer
Director, Choreographer: Janusz Józefowicz
Set Designer: Andrzej Woron
Costume Designer: Maria Balcerek

 

Cast:

GABRIEL VON EISENSTEIN | Janusz Ratajczak (3, 4, 5.02.)

ROZALINDA | Iwona Socha (3, 5.02), Ewa Biegas (4.02.)

FRANK | Andrzej Biegun (3, 4, 5.02.)

KSIĄŻĘ GIGI ORLOVSKY | Agnieszka Cząstka (3, 5.02.), Monika Korybalska (4.02.)

ALFRED | Adam Zdunikowski (3.02.), Tadeusz Szlenkier (4, 5.02.)

DR FALKE | Michał Kutnik (3, 5.02.), Przemysław Rezner (4.02.)

DR BLIND | Janusz Dębowski (3, 5.02.), Franciszek Makuch (4.02.)

ADELA | Katarzyna Oleś-Blacha (4, 5.02.), Karolina Wieczorek (3.02.)

IDA | Kamila Mędrek-Żurek (3, 4, 5.02.)

FROSCH | Kajetan Wolniewicz (5.02.), Stanisław Knapik (3, 4.02.)

LISTONOSZ | Marek Kobielski

KRAKOW OPERA ORCHESTRA, CHOIR and BALLET

03.02.2017
time: 6:30 pm
scene: Main Stage
duration: 3 hrs
intervals: 2

04.02.2017
time: 6:30 pm
scene: Main Stage
duration: 3 hrs
intervals: 2

05.02.2017
time: 6:30 pm
scene: Main Stage
duration: 3 hrs
intervals: 2

The translation of Die Fledermaus by the poet Julian Tuwim inspired the show’s director and choreographer, Janusz Józefowicz, to create a light-hearted, humorous yet spectacular performance. His rendition of the operetta is redolent with the atmosphere of the epoch: it is rich, meticulous and realistic. The costumes, made of silk, lace and velvet and decorated with ostrich plumes, take the audience a hundred years back. The orchestra plays lightly, in keeping with the atmosphere of the show. This Johann Strauss doesn’t sound his age.

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