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Gabriel von Eisenstein is facing five days in prison, allowing his wife, Rosalinda, some illicit time alone with her lover, Alfred. Eisenstein's maid, Adele, is also looking forward to spending the evening at a fancy dress ball given by the eccentric Prince Orlovsky. When the Prison Governor arrives to take Eistenstein to prison, he is instead introduced to Alfred (who is 'entertaining' Rosalinda) and arrests the lover believing him to be Rosalinda's husband. Meanwhile, at the ball, the plot thickens... New Production. Sung in English. Approximate running time 2 hrs 50 mins.Performers Wynne Evans (Alfred), Geraldine McGreevy (Rosalinde), Paul Nilon (Eisenstein), Donald Maxwell (Frank), Sara Fulgoni (Prince Orlofsky to Oct 19), Anne Mason (Prince Orlofsky from Oct 24), Natalie Christie (Adele), Richard Whitehouse (Falke).
Music Johann Strauss. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Claude Schnitzler (10 Oct 12). Conductor Gareth Jones (from Oct 15). Director Calixto Bieito. Design Alfons Flores. Costume Merce Paloma. Lighting Tim Mitchell. Choreographer Stuart Hopps.
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