Die Fledermaus

7:30 pm
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DURATION: 2.5 hrs


HALL: Wilfrid-Pelletier

LOCATION: Place des Arts

PREOPERA: 6:30 pm

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Die Fledermaus

The prince of Quebec tenors, Marc Hervieux, heads a cast made up entirely of Canadians for this masterpiece by Johann Strauss II, the undisputed master of Viennese operetta. Stage director Oriol Tomas transposes the setting to Montreal in the 1930s… Chic Westmount mansions, nightclubs, a surprise appearance by a star…


Sentenced to spend a few days in jail, Gabriel decides to postpone his punishment by first stopping in at Prince Orlovsky’s ball. At the party, he makes eyes at a mysterious Hungarian countess, who is actually his own wife in disguise. Everyone lies, everyone dances… but no matter, as there is only one guilty party: the champagne!

  • Operetta in 3 acts
  • Libretto: Carl Haffner & Richard Genée after Le réveillon by Meilhac & Halévy
  • Premiere: Theater an der Wien, Vienna, 5 April 1874
  • Sung mainly in French with dialogues and surtitles in English and French
  • Production: Opéra de Montréal (original by Opera Australia)

Last OdM Production : may 1993



Gabriel Marc Hervieux / Rosaline Caroline Bleau / Adèle Marianne Lambert / Falke Dominique Côté / Frank Alexandre Sylvestre / Alfred Thomas Macleay / Prince Orlofsky Emma Parkinson / Frosch Martin Drainville / Blind Aaron Ferguson /  Ida Jonathan Bédard / Surprise Guest Chantale Nurse  / Conductor Timothy Vernon / Director Oriol Tomas / Choreographer Noëlle-Émilie Desbiens / Set Designer Richard Roberts / Costume Designer Angus Strathie / Lighting Designer Anne-Catherine Simard-Deraspe / Chœur de l’Opéra de Montréal / Orchestre symphonique de Montréal


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  • Language: in French with brief summary in English.
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Place: Piano Nobile, salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
  • Time: 6:30 pm
  • Cost: Free for subscribers ; $5 for general public