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... Sung in German with English supertitles. A new production for the 2003 Festival.Performers Thomas Allen (Eisenstein), Par Lindskog (Alfred), Hakan Hagegard (Dr Falke), Artur Korn (Frank), Ragnar Ulfung (Dr Blind), Udo Samel (Frosch), Lyubov Petrova (Adele), Malena Ernman (Prince Orlofsky), Katija Dragojevic (Aug 30).
Music Johann Strauss. Producer Glyndebourne Opera. Conductor Vladimir Jurowski. Conductor Leo Siberski (Aug 26/28). Director Stephen Lawless. Design Denoit Dugardyn. Costume Ingeborg Bernerth. Lighting Paul Pyant. Choreographer Nicky Bowie. Company London Philharmonic Orchestra. Company Glyndebourne Chorus.