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Fledermaus, Die

Fledermaus, Die (The Bat). Operetta in 3 acts by J. Strauss II to lib. by Haffner and Genée after Le Réveillon (1872) by Meilhac and Halévy, this being based on Das Gefängnis (The Prison, 1851) by R. Benedix. Comp. 1873–4. Prod. Vienna and NY 1874, London 1876. Eng. versions under titles The Gay Rosalinda and The Merry Countess. Filmed (1955) as Oh, Rosalinda! Die Fledermaus was admitted into the opera repertory by Mahler in Hamburg in 1894 and at the Vienna Hofoper, cond. by composer, in same year. Richard Strauss cond. it in Vienna, 1920, Bruno Walter at CG in 1930, and Karajan in Vienna, 1960.

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