jump to navigation

Die Fledermaus, act II part 2 December 31, 2006

Posted by Jeff in Die Fledermaus, German, Musicals, Opera, Theater.

There’s a longstanding tradition of performing Fledermaus on New Year’s Eve, and the second half of Act II is usually taken up with a “command performance” featuring guest stars.

As everyone gets plastered, Falke and Orlovsky propose a toast to brotherhood.

Falke and Orlovsky sing the toast (“Brüderlein, Brüderlein und Schwesterlein”), which seems appropriate since they’re the only ones using their real names.

The Royal Ballet corps dances the “Explosionspolka”.

Hermann Prey sings the Barinkay from The Gypsy Baron, while tap dancing, balancing his cane on his forehead and gangsta-rapping (well, one out of three isn’t bad …)

Hinge and Bracket were a British “travesty act” (a polite term for transvestites), who here perform “Three Little Maids from School” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado.

Charles Aznavour performs “She”.

Merle Park and Wayne Eagling of the Royal Ballet perform the Frühlingstimmenwaltzer (Voices Of Spring) pas de deux choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton.

Orlovsky commands the guests to dance (“Genug, damit, genug”). As Eisenstein tries to unmask the “countess”, the clock strikes six, he and Frank run off to prison – and Orlovsky laughs.

Technorati tags: , , , , , , Doris Stoffel, , , , , , , Royal Ballet, ,


1. Joan Swenson - December 2, 2010

Impressive page. Waiting for you to continue the topic.

Joan Swenson
escort services warsaw

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: