Dr Falke

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(J. Strauss II: Die Fledermaus). Bar. A friend of the Eisensteins. He collects Eisenstein to escort him to prison, but he has arranged that en route they will go to Prince Orlofsky's party. Here Falke plots his revenge on Eisenstein, who once made a laughing‐stock of him in their village by leaving him to walk home alone after a fancy‐dress party, wearing the costume of a bat. Aria (with chorus); Brüderlein und Schwesterlein (‘Brotherhood and sisterhood’). Created (1874) by Ferdinand Lebrecht.

Subjects: Opera.

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