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Die Fledermaus, Welsh National Opera, Cardiff | reviews, news & interviews

Die Fledermaus, Welsh National Opera, Cardiff

Die Fledermaus, Welsh National Opera, Cardiff

Iconic operetta returned from director-land to its true home

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I agree, overall an enjoyable performance with a wonderful set and costumes. Though I confess that I was irritated by the overdone joke of Alfred's singing interrupting the jailer's soliloquy (not much to make one laugh!) and by the embarrassingly inelegant dancing of the 4 men during the Csárdás. The Chorus of the WNO certainly brought the piece to life, as did the singing of Mark Stone and David Stout - and in particular that of Joanne Boag.

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