Die Fledermaus or The Bat

Friends – who’d have ‘em?

This was probably one of the less offensive thoughts to go through Falke’s mind when he woke up on a bench with a killer hangover. Dressed as a bat. His ‘good friend’ Eisenstein thought it would be hilarious to abandon him here after partying the night before, leaving him to face a very long walk of shame. It’s been a long time coming, but tonight’s the night for Falke to get his revenge, at the most glamorous party of the season. Where there’ll be champagne. Lots of champagne. What could possibly go wrong?

‘Die Fledermaus’, or ‘The Bat’, is the jewel in the crown of the real King of the Waltz: Johann Strauss. The tunes stay with you forever. The humour is wicked. The atmosphere indulgent. It is a farce about men taking liberties, women taking control, and the dangers of dressing up as a bat.

15 – 21 September 2019


  • Sunday 15th September, 18.00
  • Tuesday 17th September, 19.30
  • Thursday 19th September, 19.30
  • Saturday 21st September, 19.30


Grand Opera House, Belfast



Charity Gala Performance: Sunday 15 September 6pm

Die Fledermaus will open with a very special charity gala performance, where £10 from each premium ticket sale will be donated to our chosen charity for the event, the Welcome Organisation.

Grand Circle tickets will include admission to a champagne and supper post-show reception; a limited number of reception tickets will also be available for standard ticket holders to purchase via the box office.

Dress code for Gala Reception: Black Tie

The Chronic Identity Crisis of Pamplemousse

Pamplemousse the grapefruit is upset. And lonely.

His mouse neighbours aren’t very friendly unless he’s crying sweet juicy tears and what makes it worse is he can’t squeeze through their mousehole to try to get to know them. Will he ever find someone who likes him just as he is?

Join us for the heartening tale of Pamplemousse’s identity crisis, set against evocative and playful music by local composer Greg Caffrey. The opera will be performed by the young talents of the NI Opera Studio and the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble.

Suitable for children 7+
Duration: 30 minutes

Free music and craft workshop for children and parents for 1 hour before each performance: please confirm with your chosen venue that you would like to attend.

School groups and teachers: contact us for extra resources at j.wiemers@niopera.com

16 – 22 June 2019

Tour Dates

  • Sunday 16th June, 3 p.m.
  • Brian Friel Theatre, Belfast
  • Price: £5 children, £7 adults
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  • Monday 17th June, 11 a.m.
  • Sean Hollywood Centre, Newry
  • Price: £5 children, £7 adults
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  • Tuesday 18th June, 11 a.m.
  • The Ardhowen, Enniskillen
  • Price: £5 children, £7 adults
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  • Wednesday 19th June, 11 a.m.
  • Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
  • Price: £5 children, £7 adults
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  • Friday 21st June, 11 a.m.
  • Market Place Theatre, Armagh
  • Price: £5 children, £7 adults
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  • Saturday 22nd June, 3 p.m.
  • The Playhouse, Derry/Londonderry
  • Price: £5 children, £7 adults
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