Bienen Ensembles

Strauss’s Die Fledermaus

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:30pm

Cahn Auditorium

Joachim Schamberger, director; John Baril, conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Mistaken identities, disguises, and romantic escapades abound in Johann Strauss’s high-spirited operetta. Everyone is going to Prince Orlofsky’s ball, but they don’t want their nearest and dearest to know. Gabriel von Eisenstein evades jail for a night to attend; his wife follows him, disguised as a countess, to find out whether he will misbehave. Adele, their maid, claims to be visiting her aunt, but she, too, goes to the ball in the guise of an actress. Frivolity, festivities, and a practical joke gone awry make for a sparkling cocktail of a performance! Music performed in German with supertitles; dialogue performed in English.

Tickets are $18 for the general public and $8 for students with valid ID.

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Cahn Auditorium


600 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Cahn Auditorium is the largest performance space on campus, with more than 1,000 seats and an orchestra pit. The venue offers main floor and balcony seating. Larger Bienen School opera productions are held here.