Sunday, December 29, 2013

Maltmann and Szot star in Met Fledermaus

Paulo Szot, Christopher Maltmann & Patrick Carfizzi (L-R) Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
Two of the most prominent and beloved barihunks in the world will appear onstage together when the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus opens on New Year's Eve. Paulo Szot wil perform the role of Dr. Falke and Christopher Maltmann will be Eisenstein.

The cast also features an amazing blend of talent from the worlds of opera and Broadway. Opera is represented by sopranos Jane Archibald as Adele, Susanna Phillips as Rosalinde, Paulo Szot, Anthony Roth Costanzo as Prince Orlofsky, Michael Fabiano as Alfred and Patrick Carfizzi as Frank. Broadway is represented by Danny Burstein (South Pacific, Golden Boy) as Frosch and Betsy Wolfe (The Last Five Years) as Ida. According to the Met site, "the action is moved to turn-of-the-century Vienna, an elegant, opulent setting with echoes of Gustav Klimt’s glittering paintings and of Sigmund Freud’s newly fashionable ideas."

Paul Armin Edelmann sings "Brüderlein und Schwesterlein" 

Die Fledermaus features a new book by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Nance, Cinderella) with staging by Tony Award nominee Jeremy Sams (Amour, Noises Off). 

The sold out December 31st performance will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SIRIUS XM Channel 74. Tickets for the remaining performances are available online.

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