The Bat

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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:

SOLOISTS, KRAKOW OPERA ORCHESTRA, CHOIR and BALLET

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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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