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Operetta. Die Fledermaus is often called the operetta of operettas. At the same time, the work is so demanding musically and vocally that only opera houses are capable of staging it.

Operetta in three acts by JOHANN STRAUSS t y (1825–1899). Text Richard Genée, after Ludovic Halévy and Henri Meilhac

Göteborg has a long tradition of staging this operetta, and it therefore seems most appropriate to offer a refreshed version translated by Calle Norlén and directed by Staffan Aspegren.

They have chosen to stage it so that all those who were part of the operetta’s golden years in the 1960s in Göteborg will, in an unexpected way, find themselves at home. The ensemble is principally formed from The Göteborg Opera, spiced with the Norwegian coloratura soprano, Eir Inderhaug, as the joyful lady’s maid, Adèle, and tenor Jan Kyhle as Alfred.


  • Genre: Opera
  • Season: 2008/2009
  • First show: 7 Feb 2009
  • Last show: 2 May 2009
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: approx 3 h 30 min
  • Introduction:1 hour before performance (not on premieres), on the Small stage. Limited number of places.
  • Info:Göteborg Opera Main Stage


Conductor   Stefan Klingele, Finn Rosengren
Director   Staffan Aspegren
Set Design   Bengt Gomér
Costume   Camilla Thulin
Light Design   Terry Etheridge
Choreographer   Linus Fellbom
Film   Fredrik Egerstrand

Role list

Rosa-Linda Järnesten   Carolina Sandgren
Suzanne   Eir Inderhaug
Siegfried   Jan Kyhle
Gabriel Järnesten   Mattias Ermedahl
Advokat Blind   Ingemar Anderson
GöteborgsOperans Orkester
GöteborgsOperans Kör
Advokat Sjögren   Åke Zetterström
Frank, chef för häktet   Anders Lorentzson
Siw Huldt   Marianne Mörck
Konstapel Gustavsson   Sigge Modigh
Rudolf Nurejev   Karolina Blixt, Erika Sax