Cast of Die Fledermaus (Photo: Opera Australia)
Fledermaus, Opera House
By Peter McCallum [The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 Feb 05]
Fledermaus, Johann Strauss, Opera Australia, Opera House, February 25
This is the triumph of style over content certainly, but in Fledermaus everything triumphs over content.
The director, Lindy Hume, with designers Richard Roberts and Angus Strathie, has transposed 19th-century Austro-Hungarian imperial decadence onto 20th-century American imperial decadence, marrying brash New York energy with creaking Viennese charm.
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