5-29 December 2024


Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

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From € 30


The ultimate operetta

Disguises, a decadent party and an awful lot of champagne. With chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti in charge of the music and Barrie Kosky directing, Dutch National Opera will be lighting up the dark December days with ‘Waltz King’ Johann Strauss II’s most popular operetta.

The ultimate operetta

Dr. Falke plots revenge against his friend Gabriel von Eisenstein for making him look like a fool in front of the whole of Vienna when dressed in a bat costume. Falke’s cunning plan plays out during a magnificent party organised by Prince Orlofsky, where things start to escalate quickly.

Barrie Kosky’s staging not only tells the story of a practical joke getting out of hand, it also reveals the dark side of the bourgeois Viennese society that is at the heart of Die Fledermaus. In a spectacular production – featuring show-stopping choreographies by Otto Pichler – Kosky endearingly presents us with a group of decadent people collectively waltzing their way to the abyss.

Charm and sentiment

It was a longstanding wish of chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti to show his lighter side. He has a great love of Viennese sentiment, the charm of operetta, and of swirling waltzes, and now, with this production, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra will sparkle in the orchestra pit under his baton.

Lorenzo Viotti and Barrie Kosky, who have previously collaborated on a three-year Puccini cycle, will delve into the world of operetta together with an ensemble of top-notch artists. With acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marina Viotti as Prince Orlofsky, soprano Jacquelyn Stucker as a glorious Rosalinde, baritone Audun Iversen as a passionate Gabriel von Eisenstein and soprano Sydney Mancasola as a bubbly Adele, operetta fireworks are guaranteed. As Dr. Falke, audience favourite Thomas Oliemans will be setting all the events of the operetta in motion.

Performance information

Operetta in three acts 

Sung in German

Libretto  Karl Haffner and Richard Genée

Musical direction  Lorenzo Viotti
Stage director  Barrie Kosky
Set designer  Rebecca Ringst
Costume designer  Klaus Bruns
Lighting designer  Joachim Klein
Choreography  Otto Pichler

Rosalinde von Eisenstein  Jacquelyn Stucker
Gabriel von Eisenstein  Audun Iversen
Adele  Sydney Mancasola
Alfred  Miles Mykkanen
Dr. Falke  Thomas Oliemans
Dr. Blind  Mark Omvlee
Frank  Frederik Bergman
Orlofsky  Marina Viotti

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus of Dutch Nationale Opera
Chorus master  Edward Ananian-Cooper

Coproductie met Bayerische Staatsoper München

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Marina Viotti

Lorenzo and Marina Viotti on Die Fledermaus

He a conductor, she a mezzo-soprano. The Viotti brother and sister duo practise their respective professions with unbridled enthusiasm and are working together in the beloved operetta Die Fledermaus.

Lorenzo Viotti and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra have been the main orchestral partners of Dutch National Opera since they were established in 1985. The two orchestras, with the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as their main base, are regarded as among the best opera orchestras in the world.

Photo: Melle Meivogel

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, with chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti at the helm, concentrates on the large-scale symphonic repertoire while the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is a smaller, more intimate orchestra with 25 to 45 musicians led by concertmaster and artistic director Gordan Nikolić. Both orchestras present their own programmes and regularly work with internationally renowned guest conductors and soloists, as well as with the new generation of up-and-coming top musicians. The orchestras perform at numerous venues, bringing people together through their music and giving both classical music aficionados and new audiences a musical experience to remember. With their welcoming home base NedPhO-Koepel, located in east Amsterdam’s Indische Buurt neighbourhood, the orchestras are firmly embedded in the community.

In the 2024 – 2025 season, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing the operas Rigoletto, Peter Grimes, Die Fledermaus and Die Frau ohne Schatten while the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra can be heard in Idomeneo, How Anansi freed the stories of the world and the Opera Studio production Dido and Aeneas.