February 27th & 29th, 2020
Directed by Joachim Schamberger
Conducted by Maestro John Baril
Featuring the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra
Mistaken identities, disguises, and romantic escapades abound in Johann Strauss’s high-spirited operetta. Everyone is going to Prince Orlofsky’s ball, but they don’t want their nearest and dearest to know. Gabriel von Eisenstein evades jail for a night to attend; his wife follows him in disguise, to find out whether he will misbehave. Adele, their maid, claims to be visiting her aunt, but she, too, goes to the ball. Frivolity, festivities, and a practical joke gone awry make for a sparkling cocktail of a performance! Music performed in German with supertitles; dialogue performed in English.