The Bat

Johann Strauss

The Bat

Opera

Operette in three acts in German language.

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
30. 12. 2011

The Bat is a difficult test to each theatre ensemble, both from the points of view of singing and acting. A good production is a concert of actors crowned by wonderful melodies. A critic from Viennese Morgenpost newspaper wrote after the world premiere in 1874: “…sitting in a box in the Theater an der Wien one may get the best seasick, because down in the parterre everything is in the curling and waving motion, accompanied by charming tones played by the orchestra under the conducting baton of Johann Strauss. It all chatters, tunes, sings and warbles, as in the middle of spring.”

Running time: 2 hrs 55 mins with one interval

Production Team

Directed by Miroslav Grisa
Set design Milan Ferenčík
Choreography Jaroslav Moravčík
Dramaturgy Michal Benedik
Chorusmaster Pavel Procházka