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21 Dec 2005

An Enjoyable Farce of an Operetta

http://www.nysun.com/article/24773

radvanovsky_small.jpg( Photo: Deluxe Photography, Nigel Dickson)
BY JAY NORDLINGER [NY Sun, 21 December 2005]

If it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - and New Year's Eve - it must be "Die Fledermaus" time. And so it is, at the Metropolitan Opera. On Monday night, the company started up a run of Johann Strauss Jr.'s classic operetta, in the marvelous Otto Schenk production (1986). This production has the dialogue in English, and the singing in the original German - a smart arrangement. Rarely do you have so much fun in an opera house, as when you imbibe the Schenk "Fledermaus."

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