Ever had too much to drink on a night out?
Ever had your friends film your idiotic behaviour – superhero costume and all – and then put it on YouTube?
Follow Falke’s attempt to get back at his mate Eisenstein after one too many in this contemporary re-imagining of Johann Strauss’s classic Die Fledermaus.
Die Fledermaus is a hugely fun, often silly story with some brilliant characters and very catchy tunes which has been re-imagined as a modern English street performance for Merton and Wandsworth with scenes popping up in shops, pubs, libraries and supermarkets enabling everyone to experience high quality professional opera for free. Die Fledermaus means ‘The Bat’ but in our modern version Bat Man may play a role instead!
Funded by the Wimbledon Foundation’s new Arts and Community Engagement Fund (ACE), Arts Council England, Merton Council, the Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust and Cockayne Grants for the Arts. The amazing ACE fund over 2018-2019 has enabled us not only to adapt Die Fledermaus for the high street and present the free unticketed performances across Merton and Wandsworth but also has allowed us to continue and develop our extensive outreach programme teaching even more young people across both boroughs about opera and engaging even more elderly who may not be able to follow our promenade performance live along the high street. Partnering again with the brilliant Merton Music Foundation and local children’s charity Jigsaw4u we have been thrilled to be able to offer these exciting opportunities.
We’ll be announcing the start locations of our Merton & Wandsworth street opera performances very soon so join our mailing list to be the first to hear and we look forward to waltzing down the high street with you!
|Thu 1st Aug||5pm||COLLIERS WOOD
Starts at Savacentre / The Qube, SW19 1DD
|Fri 2nd Aug||11am||POLLARDS HILL
Starts at New Horizon Centre cafe, CR4 1LT
|Sat 3rd Aug||1pm||RAYNES PARK
Starts at Waitrose, Raynes Park, SW20 0BS
|Sat 3rd Aug||5pm||WIMBLEDON
Starts at Elys, Wimbledon SW19 4DP
|Tue 6th Aug||8pm||Arcola Theatre – Indoor Seated Version
24 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8 3DL
|Wed 7th Aug||8pm||Arcola Theatre – Indoor Seated Version
24 Ashwin St, Dalston, London E8 3DL
|Thu 8th Aug||5pm||WANDSWORTH TOWN
Starts at Southside Shopping Centre, SW18 4TQ
|Fri 9th Aug||1pm||MITCHAM
Starts at Morrisons, Mitcham, CR4 2JS
|Sat 10th Aug||1pm||CLAPHAM JUNCTION
Starts at ASDA, 204 Lavender HIll, Battersea, SW11 1JG
|Sat 10th Aug||5pm||WIMBLEDON VILLAGE
Starts at Bayley & Sage, 60 High Street, Wimbledon, SW19 5EE
|Tue 13th Aug||1pm||MORDEN
Starts at Oxfam, 31 London Road, Morden, SM4 5HT
|Tue 13th Aug||5pm||TOOTING BROADWAY
Starts at Tooting Market, Tooting High Street, SW17 0SN
|Wed 14th Aug||1pm||ROEHAMPTON
Starts at Roehampton Library, 2 Danebury, Ave, SW15 4HD
|Wed 14th Aug||5pm||WIMBLEDON
Starts at Ground Floor, Elys, Wimbledon SW19 4DP
|Leo Geyer – Bassoon
Henry Rankin – Violin
Ilona Suomalainen – Accordion
Blog Posts on Die Fledermaus
- Why Audiences Love Street Opera
- Talking opera at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
- Help us bring opera to Merton & Wandsworth
- What is Grimeborn?
- Making Opera With Young People
- Lunchtime Opera: Different Perspectives
- Die Fledermaus first road trip!
- And the word was FUN!
- 2018, what a year...
- So which superhero are you?
- Our School Parallel Production Workshop Leaders!
- Fancy a sneak peek of our new street opera?
- Our school parallel productions of Die Fledermaus
- Announcing the Cast of Die Fledermaus
- From a full orchestra to just 3 instruments...
- Re-imagining opera for the high street: the libretto
- School kids considering a career in opera!
- Interview at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships
- Die Fledermaus School Workshops
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