Choreography for dancers and singers in the operetta by Johann Strauss, Jr. at the Opéra National du Rhin

Co-production with the Staatstheater Nürnberg

“There’s a great deal of movement here, but without ever giving the impression of being too much. Maintaining such a balance is hardly easy…. By allowing the dancers and chorus singers to mix, each of the two groups is able to contribute the maximum amount of activity suitable to their talents. The result: a lively rhythm, overflowing with life and with ideas, which culminates in a staging of the second act which can only be called definitive. This production is better than a mere operetta or an opera: it is a total performance, one which takes the very best from a diversity of styles.”
Laurent Barthel, ConcertoNet.com, 12 December 2011

“This coproduction between the Opéra National du Rhin and the Staatstheater Nürnberg succeeds on all levels… The sets by Yannik Larrivée, the costumes by Susanne Hubrich, the lighting by Nathalie Perrier and the choreography by Joshua Monten all play their part in the success of the production. And it’s this impression of coherense which predominates, and which gives such intensity, clarity and such a constant, irresistible sense of movement to this production. This is particularly true in the second act, at Orlowsky’s ball. The dancing is seamlessly woven into the rest of the party (and bravo to the dancers, who manage to dance a cancan to polka music), the chorus deploys their singing with ease, and even the constellation of candelabras begin to pulsate and join in the waves of movement and energy which flow across the stage in the delirious intoxication fueled by champagne.”
Marc Munch, Dernières Nouvelles d’Alsace, 14 December 2011

Directed by

Waut Koeken

Conducted by

Roland Böer

Stage Design

Yannik Larrivée

Costume Design

Susanne Hubler

“Koeken and his choreographer Joshua Monten understand that imaginative dance and movement are the best allies of the operetta genre. The spectator can only be delighted at such self-reflective moments as when the two bailiffs (who arrive together with jail director Frank for his trio) give commentary through their dance movements on the “false” husband and wife Alfred and Rosalinde.”
Alexander Dick, Badische Zeitung, 12 December 2011

“A lively and spirited premiere! This Fledermaus cocktail is mixed from fantastic dance numbers, bold choreography — for instance, when Count Orlofsky, misbehaving like a Russian mafia millionaire, uses his cigarette holder to knock down a giant conga line like a row of dominoes — plus an inspiringly good cast, lots of humor, and a pinch of social criticism.”
Dirk Kruse, Bayerischer Rundfunk, 29 November 2010

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

27 November 2010 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D) (premiere)
4 December 2010 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
13 December 2010 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
18 December 2010 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
21 December 2010 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
28 December 2010 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
31 December 2010 (2x) — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
9 January 2011 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
16 January 2011 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
24 January 2011 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
28 January 2011 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
10 December 2011 — Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg (F) (premiere)
12 December 2011 — Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg (F)
17 December 2011 — Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg (F)
19 December 2011 — Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg (F)
26 December 2011 — Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg (F)
27 December 2011 — Opéra National du Rhin, Strasbourg (F)
4 January 2012 — Théâtre de la Sinne, Mulhouse (F)
6 January 2012 — Théâtre de la Sinne, Mulhouse (F)
20 January 2012 — Théâtre Municipal, Colmar (F)
12 April 2013 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
20 April 2013 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
25 May 2013 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
29 May 2013 — Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
22 November 2015 —  Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
25 November 2015 —  Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
5 December 2015 —  Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
19 December 2015 —  Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
23 December 2015 —  Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)
31 December 2015 (2x) —  Staatstheater Nürnberg (D)