Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat

In celebration of Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts' 80th anniversary, the Academy is producing its first-ever full-scale operetta, "Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat", composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée.

Set in contemporary Singapore, this operetta is sung in German with dialogues in English and Mandarin.

The production is directed by Mr David Edwards, an internationally renowned stage director for opera, and involves students, staff and alumni from all of NAFA's eight disciplines across three schools.

Set in cosmopolitan Singapore of today, Gabriel, an affluent Art Dealer, encounters a scuffle with the law and is about to be jailed for eight days. He leaves behind a beautiful wife, Rosalinde, and a vivacious domestic helper, Adele.

Meanwhile, some sub-plots develop. Alfredo, an old flame of Rosalinde, wishes to renew acquaintance with her. Adele receives an invitation from her sister, Ida, to attend a lavish party given by a Prince Orlofsky.

Comedic confusion arises when Gabriel attends the same party with his friend, Dr Falke. Rosalinde, under disguise as a Countess, also arrives at the same party. Gabriel intends to have one last fling before imprisonment and flirts with the masked Rosalinde!

As the farce develops, it revolves around a practical joke designed by Dr Falke. So did Gabriel finally serve his jail term in Changi Prison? Did Rosalinde succumb to Alfredo or Gabriel?

With a cast of lead singers and actors comprising our associates from the Royal College of Music, our illustrious Alumni, our talented Faculty and Students, under the baton of Lim Yau, Dean of NAFA’s School of Music, this production will enthral you. The Stage Director is Mr David Edwards, who also works internationally as a writer and presenter in the UK, USA, Europe, Japan and Singapore.
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