17 October 2006
Scottish Opera return with 'Die Fledermaus'
Scottish Opera, Scotland’s national opera company, is the largest performing arts organisation in Scotland and is committed to bringing the widest range of opera, performed to the highest standards, to the maximum audience throughout Scotland and the United Kingdom. community. Die Fledermaus which takes place in Vienna in the latter part of the 19th century was composed by Johann Strauss the Younger, the most famous and enduringly successful of nineteenth-century light-music composers. The thrice-married 'Waltz King' was persuaded to compose operetta by his first wife, the singer Jetty Treffz. Strauss completed sixteen stage works, of which Die Fledermaus (1874) and The Gypsy Baron (1885) remain the most popular, besides more than five hundred orchestral compositions—including the most famous of all waltzes, The Blue Danube (1867). Time - 7.30pm Ticket Price £11 / £9 Concession / £5 Under 16 Phone 08701 53 53 53 for advance sales or visit www.ticketweb.co.uk Tickets are also available from the Craigmonie Centre (cash / cheque only)