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

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

  • Music by Johann 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.

  • 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

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book for Director
    14    Prompt Books for Cast
    9      Vocal Parts
    25    Chorus Parts

  • (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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