ACT 1

  1. 1) Overture

    8.26

  2. 2) Nr. 1a Introduktion: “Täubchen, das entflattert is” (Alfred, Adele)

    3.26

  3. 3) Dialogue (Adele, Alfred, Rosalinde)

    1.09

  4. 4) Nr. 1b Duettino: “Ach, ich darf nicht hin zu dir!” (Adele, Rosalinde)

    0.55

  5. 5) Dialogue (Rosalinde, Alfred)

    0.46

  6. 6) Nr. 2 Terzett: “Nein, mit solchen Advokaten” (Eisenstein, Rosalinde, Blind)

    4.20

  7. 7) Dialogue (Eisenstein, Rosalinde, Adele, Falke)

    3.03

  8. 8) Nr. 3 Duett: “Komm mit mir zum Souper” (Falke, Eisenstein)

    3.33

  9. 9) Dialogue (Rosalinde, Falke, Eisenstein, Adele)

    1.29

  10. 10) Terzett: “So muß allein ich bleiben” (Rosalinde, Eisenstein, Adele)

    3.59

  11. 11) Dialogue (Rosalinde, Alfred)

    0.39

  12. 12) Nr. 5 Finale I: “Trinke, Liebchen, trinke schnell” (Alfred, Rosalinde)

    3.06

  13. 13) Melodram (Frank, Rosalinde, Alfred)

    2.21

  14. 14) “Mein Herr, was dächten Sie von mir” (Rosalinde, Frank, Alfred)

    2.57

  15. 15) “Nein, nein, ich zweifle gar nicht mehr” (Frank, Rosalinde, Alfred)

    3.42

ACT 2

  1. 1) Nr. 6 Introduktion: “Ein Souper heut’ uns winkt” (Choir & Ensemble)

    1.40

  2. 2) Dialogue (Ida, Adele, Orlofsky, Falke, Eisenstein)

    2.15

  3. 3) Nr. 7 Couplet: “Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein” (Orlofsky, Eisenstein)

    3.06

  4. 4) Dialogue (Eisenstein, Orlofsky, Adele)

    0.57

  5. 5) Nr. 8 Ensemble & Couplet: “Ach meine Herrn und Damen” (Orlofsky, Falke, Choir, Adele, Eisenstein)

    1.14

  6. 6) “Mein Herr Marquis” (Adele, Choir)

    03.37

  7. 7) Dialogue (Falke, Orlofsky, Eisenstein, Frank, Rosalinde)

    2.17

  8. 8) Nr. 9 Duett: “Dieser Anstand, so manierlich” (Eisenstand, Rosalindinde)

    5.07

  9. 9) Dialogue (Falke, Eisenstein, Choir, Orlofsky, Frank, Adele)

    0.57

  10. 10) Nr. 10 Csárdás : “Klänge der Heimat” (Rosalinde)

    4.55

  11. 11) Dialogue (Orlofsky)

    0.16

  12. 12) Nr. 11a Finale II: “Im Feuerstrom der Reben” (Orlofsky, Choir, Adele, Eisenstein)

    2.30

  13. 13) Nr. 11b “Herr Chevalier, ich grüße Sie!” (Eisenstein, Frank, Falke, Rosalinde, Adele, Orlofsky, Choir)

    5.29

  14. 14) Dialogue (Frosch, Frank, Orlofsky)

    1.21

  15. 15) Einlage (Insert) - Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) Text from “Faust” by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Orchestrated by Igor Stravinsky: Mephistopheles’s Song in Auerbach’s Cellar (Floh-Lied) (Song of the Flea)

    3.15

  16. 16) Dialogue (Orlofsky, Frosch)

    0.16

  17. 17) Nr. 11c Genug damit, genug (Orlofsky, Choir, Eisenstein, Frank, Rosalinde, Adele, Ida, Falke)

    4.55

ACT 3

  1. 18) Nr. 12 Entr’acte

    1.01

  2. 19) Dialogue (Frosch, Alfred)

    0.57

  3. 20) Einlage (Insert) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) From “Die Entführung aus dem Serail”: “Ha, wie will ich triumphieren” (Fragment)

    0.46

  4. 21) Nr. 13 Melodram (Frank)

    3.57

  5. 22) Dialogue (Frosch, Frank, Adele, Ida)

    1.45

  6. 23) Couplet “Spiel’ ich die Unschuld vom Lande” (Adele, Ida, Frank)

    4.48

  7. 24) Dialogue (Frosch, Frank, Ida, Adele, Eisenstein, Rosalinde)

    3.02

  8. 25) Terzett: “Ich stehe voll Zagen” (Rosalinde, Alfred, Eisenstein)

    8.00

  9. 26) Dialogue (Eisenstein, Rosalinde, Alfred, Frank)

    0.38

  10. 27) Nr. 16 Finale III: "O Fledermaus, o Fledermaus” (Choir, Eisenstein, Falke, Orlofsky, Adele, Rosalinde, Ida)

    2.54

CD information

A NEW RENDITION OF THE ULTIMATE VIENNESE OPERETTA

Die Fledermaus (1874) is the ultimate Viennese operetta, composed by Johann Strauss Jr., the most famous member of the Strauss Waltz Dynasty. Once conceived as an attempt to creatively outgrow the dance-hall, the operetta was a huge success from the outset and still enchants audiences today with its unmistakably Viennese mix of comedy and sophistication and its uplifting waltz rhythms. This live recording is imbued with a specifically Viennese charm thanks to the inclusion of dialogues written by tenor Nikolai Schukoff, who also sings the role of Eisenstein.

Schukoff teams up with a cast of specialist singers with a rich experience on the operatic and operetta stage, including Laura Aikin (Rosalinde), Jochen Schmeckenbecher (Frank), Elisabeth Kulman (Prinz Orlofsky), Christian Elsner (Alfred), Matthias Hausmann (Dr. Falke), Alexander Kaimbacher (Dr. Blind), Annika Gerhards (Adele), Alice Waginger (Ida) and Kurt Rydl (Frosch). These soloists are accompanied by the WDR Rundfunkchor, NDR Radiophilharmonie and Maestro Lawrence Foster. Orchestra and conductor both have a vast PENTATONE discography, including a recording of Johann Strauss Jr.’s Der Zigeunerbaron (2016).