New twist on classic opera Die Fledermaus
A famous opera will be brought to life in a new production with a contemporary twist.
Surrey Opera is bringing Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus to the Harlequin Theatre, promising an "extremely high standard of singing, acting and imaginative presentation".
The setting for this classic is now the 1980s when life in the upper echelons of Viennese society is a heady cocktail of hedonism, corruption and glamorous fashion. Here people choose a great deal more than just happiness, over truth.
Enter Eisenstein, the original city boy, who has his cake and eats it - indulging in parties, champagne, and a lavish residence to match his trophy wife. He wants for nothing and has never had to grow up - which is why his impending incarceration might just be the wake-up call he needs.
Still, there's always time for one final soirée. What could possibly go wrong? A great deal, as it turns out.
Devised by director Alexander Hargreaves, Strauss’ brilliant melodies will be performed by professional musicians and soloists, supported by the Surrey Opera Chorus, to be conducted by Jonathan Butcher.
Die Fledermaus, Harlequin Theatre, London Road, Redhill, June 28 to 30, 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinee on June 30, from £18, call 01737 276500, visit www.harlequintheatre.co.uk