• Johann Strauss
  • February 2025
  • Nationwide Tour


Man-about-town Eisenstein is supposed to report to jail, his wife Rosalinde will stay home for the night and their maid Adele needs to visit a sick aunt. Yet all three turn up in disguise at Count Orlofsky’s masked ball. Mistaken identities and heavy flirting lead to a night of hilarity.

Famous for his “The Blue Danube” waltz,  Fledermaus is Johann Strauss’ most popular opera. Best-known for its tunefulness, upbeat musicality and Viennese lilt, the story has hilarious twists and turns, with disguises, double crossings and rivers of champagne.

Fledermaus  showcases outstanding Irish vocal talent with sopranos  Jade Phoenix  and  Sarah Shine  as Rosalinde and her maid Adele, and mezzo-soprano Sharon Carty as Prince Orlofsky. American tenor  Alex McKissick  sings Eisenstein and baritone  Ben McAteer (Don Pasquale 2023)  is Dr Falke. The ensemble cast also includes soprano  Megan O'Neill and tenors  Aaron O'Hare  and  William Pearson.  Fledermaus  is conducted by  Richard Peirson  and directed Davey Kelleher,  with set design by  Paul O'Mahony,  costume design by  Catherine Fay  and lighting design by Sinead McKenna.

Running time is 2 hours 30 mins including one interval.

Sung in English.

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“Jade Phoenix captured (...) vulnerability and her complete non-understanding of what was happening around her superbly.” - Operawire
“Sarah Shine shows an incredible ease in the scenic play and a rock-solid vocal agility, crowned by sparkling highs” - Bachtrack

Cast & Creative Team


Jade Phoenix Rosalinde
Sarah Shine Adele (Chambermaid)
Alex McKissick Gabriel von Eisenstein
Aaron O'Hare Alfred
William Pearson Dr Blind
Ben McAteer Dr Falke
Sharon Carty Prince Orlofsky
Megan O'Neill Ida (aka Sally)
Ben Escorcio Frosch / Jailer
Seán Boylan Frank (Prison Warden)

Creative Team

Richard Peirson Conductor
Davey Kelleher Director
Set Design Paul O'Mahony
Lighting Design Sinead McKenna
Costume Design Catherine Fay