Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: Die Fledermaus (The Bat)

Here’s our quick, light-hearted overview of Johann Strauss II's Viennese romp, Die Fledermaus, which is this week’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast airing Saturday at noon here on Classical 91.7.

This week Classical 91.7 Program Director St.John Flynn and resident opera expert Eric Skelly discuss Johann Strauss’ operetta Die Fledermaus, a paean to champagne and the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment in 19th-century Vienna.  What happens when Gabriel von Eisenstein goes off to Prince Orlofsky’s ball rather than to jail?  

Die Fledermaus is this week’s Metropolitan Opera broadcast, Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.



St. John Flynn

St. John Flynn

Arts & Culture Director

Born and raised in Coventry, England, St. John received his B.A. (with honors) in French from the University of Liverpool.He lived and worked in France for two years before coming to the U.S. in 1986 to attend graduate school at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. He worked as...

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