UGOS: Die Fledermaus

NEC: Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre | Directions

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

Come join us for the first two acts of Johann Strauss' eternal comedy, Die Fledermaus!  Where the champagne flows, inhibitions are cast aside and memories are made! Presented by the Undergraduate Opera Studies program.

These performances will be viewable in-person and also via livestream.

Watch livestream from the Plimpton Shattuck Black Box Theatre

Michael Meraw | artistic director
Steven Goldstein | stage director
Brett Hodgdon, Justin Williams | music directors
Andersen White | stage manager
Peter Lanza | technical director
RJ LaMura | lighting coordinator
Kiara Escalera | costume coordinator


  1. CAST:

    April 26

    Cassandra Pinataro
    Emma Strange
    Cobi Tadros
    Riccardo Lucas Hernandez
    Nicholas Ottersberg Enriquez

    Colin Miller
    Jádon Brooks
    Sophia Daisy Chesler
    Madeleine Wiegers     




    April 29

    Litha Ashforth

    Sophia Donelan
    Edward Ferran
    Riccardo Lucas Hernandez
    Nicholas Ottersberg
    Jack Keller
    Jádon Brooks
    Anneke Stern
    Madeleine Wiegers



    Act 1

    Eisenstein's apartment

    Gabriel von Eisenstein, a Viennese man-about-town, has been sentenced to eight days in prison for insulting an official, partially due to the incompetence of his attorney, Dr. Blind. Adele, Eisenstein's maid, receives a forged letter, allegedly from her sister who is in the company of the ballet, but actually written by Falke, inviting her to Prince Orlofsky's ball. She pretends the letter says that her aunt is very sick, and asks her mistress Rosalinde (Eisenstein's wife) for an evening off. Falke, Eisenstein's friend, arrives to invite him to the ball. Together, they recall a practical joke which Eisenstein played on Falke a few years ago, for which Falke is secretly planning a light-hearted revenge in kind. Eisenstein bids farewell to Adele and his wife Rosalinde, pretending he is going to prison but really intending to postpone jail for one day and have fun at the ball.
            After Eisenstein leaves, Rosalinde is visited by her former lover, the singing teacher Alfred, who serenades her. Frank, the governor of the prison, arrives to take Eisenstein to jail, and finds Alfred instead. In order not to compromise Rosalinde, Alfred agrees to pretend to be Eisenstein and to accompany Frank.

    Act 2

    A summer house in the Villa Orlofsky

    It transpires that Falke, with Prince Orlofsky's permission, is using the ball as a way of getting revenge on Eisenstein. Sometime before, after a costume-party, Eisenstein had abandoned Falke, very drunk and dressed in a bat-costume, in the center of town, exposing him to ridicule the next day. As part of his scheme, Falke has invited Frank, Adele, and Rosalinde to come the ball, all concealing their identities as well. Rosalinde pretends to be a masked Hungarian countess, Eisenstein goes by the name "Marquis Renard," Frank is "Chevalier Chagrin," and Adele, who has borrowed one of Rosalinde's dresses without permission, pretends she is an actress.
            The ball is in progress and the Prince welcomes his guests. Eisenstein is introduced to Adele, but is confused as to who she really is because of her striking resemblance to his maid.. Frank arrives. He and Eisenstein, who are both posing as Frenchmen, attempt to conceal their identities by repeating common French phrases to each other, to Orlofsky's great amusement. Since neither actually knows French, both are fooled. As the party progresses, they both experience alcohol-induced good-feeling and manly camaraderie for each other.

            Then Falke introduces the masked Rosalinde to the company. She convinces everyone that she is Hungarian by singing the "Czardas", a sentimental dancing-song. During an amorous tête-à-tête, Eisenstein tries unsuccessfully to persuade the mystery-woman to unmask. She succeeds in extracting a valuable watch from her husband's pocket, something which she can use in the future as evidence of his impropriety. In a rousing finale, Orlofsky makes a toast to champagne, and the company celebrates. Eisenstein and Frank dash off as the clock strikes six in the morning.                                                                                                          
    – Wikipedia