Following its sell-out 2016 season, David Lampard’s sparkling production of Strauss’s immortal operetta comes to Her Majesty’s Theatre.
It’s a tale of the Californian rich and idle behaving very badly. Dr Falke wants revenge against his ‘friend’ Gabriel von Eisenstein, for a party stunt that left Falke red faced and underdressed, and so he hatches a plot. The rather wealthy Eisenstein has also been misbehaving and is on his way to serve jail time for assault. Meanwhile, his beautiful wife Rosalinda, a Hollywood Boulevard boutique shopaholic, is getting bored with the marriage. Enter an old flame in the form of her passionate, opera singing, Italian ex-lover Alfredo, add in a serving maid with stars in her eyes and stir it all up at a party being held by the androgynous Prince Orlofsky and you have a recipe for comedy operetta at its best.
Champagne anyone? Why not!
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