Met Opera on Demand Catalog
(Jan. 11, 2014)
Composer: Johann Strauss Jr.
Librettist: Richard Genée and Karl Haffner
Fischer; Phillips, Archibald, Costanzo, Fabiano, Maltman, Szot
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 44 min.
A brilliant ensemble cast bring Strauss’s beloved operetta to life, with new English dialogue by playwright Douglas Carter Beane and lyrics by Jeremy Sams (who also directed this production, first seen on New Year’s Eve 2013). Christopher Maltman and Susanna Phillips are Eisenstein and Rosalinde, the married couple at the center of this lighthearted tale of love, revenge, and mistaken identities. Paulo Szot sings Falke, Eisenstein’s friend, who sets the plot in motion. Anthony Roth Costanzo is Prince Orlofsky, Jane Archibald sings Adele, and Broadway star Danny Burstein is Frosch, the jailer. Adam Fischer conducts.