Johann Strauss Jr.

Classical
7:13 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

New Met "Fledermaus" (Klimt meets Shtick!)

Susanna Phillips and Christopher Maltman in the new Met production of Johann Strauss, Jr.'s 'Die Fledermaus.'
Credit Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

Join us Saturday at noon to hear the Met production everyone's talking about: a Klimt-inspired update of Johann Strauss Jr.'s screwball farce "Die Fledermaus." A new English translation features jokey rhymes and topical swipes, and Broadway's Danny BursteinĀ brings on the shtick as Frosch, the tipsy jailer. This being the Met, you can count on glorious voices and, from the orchestra, a "honeyed tone" (New York Times).

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