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23 May 2006

Die Fledermaus at Glyndebourne

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1780772,00.html

fledermaus_glyndebourne2006_small.jpgTim Ashley [Guardian, 23 May 2006]

Towards the end of Stephen Lawless's production of Die Fledermaus, Robert Tear, cast as the useless lawyer Blind, is discovered dressed in fishnet tights and a petticoat. "I'm wearing a Freudian slip," he announces. Cross-dressing and psychoanalysis are but two of Lawless's reference points in his darkly funny version of Johann Strauss's great critique of hedonism and the sexual vagaries of mid-life crises.

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