Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music is opening its 50th anniversary year of celebrations with performances of Johann Strauss II’s opera Die Fledermaus.

The opera will be performed in their 600-seat theatre on selected dates in December.

Die Fledermaus takes the audience to the New Year’s Eve party of Prince Orlofsky.  In this production the party is set aboard a grant liner.  The story is one of intrigue, mistaken identity and playful vengeance.  Die Fledermaus will whisk the audience back to 1999 featuring the fashion, style and dance references of the time.

As an operetta Die Fledermaus features both music and dialogue, all of which will be in English, helping to make it a production that can be enjoyed by all ages.  Over 100 students are involved in the colourful and lavish production, including the principal performers, chorus and full orchestra.

David Parry will be conducting and the stage direction is under Stephen Barlow.

The RNCM production of Die Fledermaus will take place in the start of the art 600-seat RNCM Theatre.  The programme is two hours and 50 minutes including two intervals.  There is no dress code and no age restrictions.

Die Fledermaus features at the start of the celebrations for the RNCM’s 50th anniversary.

Manchester’s RNCM Opera will perform Die Fledermaus on five dates through December 2022:
Saturday 10 December 2022
Monday 12 December 2022
Tuesday 13 December 2022
Thursday 15 December 2022
Saturday 17 December 2022