Beth Winter (bwinter) wrote in little_details,
Beth Winter

  • Mood:

Operetta - Die Fledermaus historical casting

I've googled myself silly on it, and still come to no conclusion.

Right now, it's very common for the role of Prince Orlofsky in Strauss's operetta Die Fledermaus to be played by a woman, though it's also played by some tenors. In the nineteenth century, 1865 or thereabouts - especially at a prestigious performance in Vienna attended by the Imperial couple - would the role of Orlofsky still be played by a woman?

EDIT: Answered, but I have a further question - are there any other operas/operettas with swaggering (borderline) comedic "trouser roles" like that? I'm not sure if Cherubino in Le nozze di Figaro is quite what I'm looking for.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.