Last update: 11:18 | 22/12/2017
The classical opera , “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat, or Revenge of the Bat) which was composed by Johann Strauss II, will be performed at Ho Chi Minh City Opera House on December 29.
HBSO’s final performance of 2017
The 140-year-old classical work is conducted by Tran Nhat Minh with the participation of artists of Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) , including Cho Hae Ryong, Pham Khanh Ngoc, Pham Trang, Phan Huu Trung Kiet, Dao Mac and others.
Johann Strauss II spent about 42 days to finish the work “Die Fledermaus”. "The Bat", placed the composer among the greatest names who contributed to the history of musical theatre.
The operetta premièred on 5 April 1874 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna. In 1874, the work was performed in Berlin and New York. Up to 1888 it was performed 199 times in the same an der Wien theatre, and while Strauss was still alive "The Bat" made its way into the repertoires of 200 different theaters.
The performance of “Die Fledermaus” will be regarded as a spectacular finale for a musical year of the Ho Chi Minh City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera.