ROSALINDA is an English-language adaptation of Johann Strauss II’s operetta Die Fledermaus.

Photo by Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

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  • ROSALINDA is a 1942 Broadway musical adapted from Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus.

    Music by Johan Strauss II
    Adapted by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Lyrics by Paul Kerby
    Book by Gottfried Reinhardt and John Meecham, Jr.
    Adapted from Max Reinhardt’s version of Die Fledermaus

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    is presented by arrangement with
    Tams-Witmark, A Concord Theatricals Company

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  • Instrumentation: 24 Parts

    2 Violin I
    1 Violin II
    1 Viola
    1 Cello
    1 Bass
    1 Flute I
    1 Flute II
    1 Oboe
    1 Clarinet I (in A and Bb)
    1 Clarinet II (in A and Bb)
    1 Bassoon
    1 Horn I
    1 Horn II
    1 Trumpet I
    1 Trumpet II
    1 Trombone I
    1 Trombone II
    1 Trombone III
    3 Percussion (3 players)
    1 Harp
    1 Piano
    Piano-Conductor’s Score sent with rehearsal material
    Percussion I: Timpani (2 drums), Bass Drum w/ Cymbals, Snare Drum
    Percussion II: Bells, Suspended Cymbal (soft mallet), Hand Cymbals
    Percussion III: Triangle, Tambourine, Spurs

  • Rehearsal Materials

    2       Piano/Conductor Scores
    20     Libretto/Vocal Books

  • (In order of appearance)

    Adele, Eisenstein’s maid
    Alfredo Alleventano, tenor of the Imperial Opera in Vienna
    Henry Eisenstein, a moderately wealthy citizen of Vienna
    Rosalinda Eisenstein, his wife
    Blint, a lawyer
    Momo Falke, a cavalier
    Richard Frank, the prison ward of Hietzing
    Fifi, a ballet girl
    Prince Orlofsky, a nobleman
    Aide de Camp
    Frosch, the jailer
    A Policeman
    A Postman
    Male and female citizens of Vienna
    Premier Dancers
    Premiere Danseuses

  • ROSALINDA opened on Broadway at the 44th Street Theatre, October 28, 1942 and played at several theaters for a total of 611 performances starring Dorothy Sarnoff in the title role and Ernest McChesney as Gabriel von Eisenstein.

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