Address: Metropolitan Opera House, Amsterdam Ave. & 64th St. - 212-362-6000
Description: A new production of Johann Strauss's sparkling comedy Die Fledermaus premieres on New Year's Eve. Adam Fischer conducts the new staging by Jeremy Sams, which sets the farcical story of romantic intrigue and mistaken identity in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century. The new production of the quintessential Viennese comedy will feature new English-language lyrics by Sams and dialogue by award-winning Broadway playwright Douglas Carter Beane. Susanna Phillips sings Rosalinde, with Christopher Maltman as her husband, Eisenstein; Christine Sch?fer and Jane Archibald as her clever maid, Adele; Michael Fabiano and Alexander Lewis as Alfred, her clandestine lover; Paulo Szot as the scheming notary Dr. Falke; and Anthony Roth Costanzo as the consummate party host, Prince Orlofsky.
Venue Description: The Met Opera is a vibrant home for the most creative and talented artists from around the world. Longtime musical director James Levine is credited with having created one of opera's finest orchestras and choruses. Call or visit website for schedule, tickets and more information on the current season.