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Premiere on December 23, 2023

Composer Johann Strauss. Libretto by Richard Genée based on the comedy Le Réveillon by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy in the German adaptation by Karl Haffner.


Operetta in three acts (1874)
Co-production with the Dutch National Opera
In German. With German and English surtitles. New production.

In order to take revenge on his friend, Gabriel von Eisenstein, Dr. Falke sets a trap for him by inviting him to a party at the villa of Prince Orlovsky. Dr. Falke arranges for Eisentsein's jealous wife Rosalinde (who herself is struggling with fidelity), their student girl Adele and the prison guard Frank to appear there, also in costume and under feigned identities. The result is a game of confusion with humor and great emotions, while in the end "only the champagne was to blame for everything"...

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