About the Event
Johann Strauss’s classic operetta Die Fledermaus is a comic story of revenge, seduction and mistaken identity, centred on a high-society party thrown by Prince Orlofsky. Man-about-town Eisenstein is to be jailed, his wife is being seduced by an old flame, Dr Falke has a plan to exact revenge and everybody wants to go to the party! Starring legendary comic baritone, Simon Butteriss, and Nadine Benjamin as Rosalind, who is currently playing Musetta (La Boheme) with ENO. International conductor Oliver Gooch is Musical Director and will play piano; he is highly regarded by colleagues, critics and audiences alike. Antonio Pappano created a position for Oliver at the Royal Opera House as the first Associate Conductor (Vilar); in this concert hall he has conducted many of the major British orchestras including the BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia, Hallé and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
Iford Arts Chamber Ensemble Orchestra
Meilhac and Halevy Original libretto
Sung text translated by John Mortimer
Spoken text written by Simon Butteriss
Adele Emily Vine
Alfred Robin Bailey
Falke James Corrigan
Franke Robert Gildon
Orlofsky Charli Bapti
Sung in English.
There will be an interval during this event.
‘Comic genius’ INDEPENDENT ON SIMON BUTTERIS
‘This amazing singing actor…everything he does is absolutely riveting. You can hear every word and every word is nuanced’. BBC RADIO 3 ON SIMON BUTTERIS
‘My nomination for greatest living Englishman. hilarious, his timing is immaculate, his singing is excellent, his instinct for observing tradition while making it relevant is impeccable. 5 stars’ TULLY POTTER, DAILY MAIL, ON SIMON BUTTERIS
‘Surely the leading comic baritone of his generation’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS ON SIMON BUTTERIS
‘Benjamin delivers it gorgeously.’ ERICA JEAL, THE GUARDIAN, ON NADINE BENJAMIN
‘Sumptuously sung’ HUGH CANNING, THE SUNDAY TIMES, ON NADINE BENJAMIN
“Beautifully tender, sultry rendition.” IVAN HEWITT, DAILY TELEGRAPH, ON NADINE BENJAMIN