The Bat – gala opera

29.12.2022 - 10.01.2023

Celebrate the end of 2022 and the entry into 2023 with us at the Slovak National Theatre! The world’s most performed operetta The Bat returns to the stage of the Slovak National Theatre Opera. The cheerful story full of unexpected plots, humour and especially the sparkling music of Johann Strauss Jr. in the rhythm of waltzes and czardas, which sparkles like champagne, will be staged under the direction of Miroslav Grisa. In addition, the New Year’s Eve Gala will be marked by distinguished guests Simona Šaturová and Pavel Bršlík, who will perform in Act 2 at the Prince Orlofsky’s Ball. Visitors will also be treated to a welcome drink, two extended intermissions and a meet and greet with the performers after the show.

The Bat presents a difficult test for the theatre ensemble, not only in terms of performance but also in terms of acting. The well-crafted production is an acting concert crowned with beautiful melodies. A critic writing for the Viennese newspaper Morgenpost wrote after the world premiere in 1874: “… in the box of the Theater an der Wien one can get the most beautiful seasickness, so the ground floor undulates to the enchanting notes that the baton of Johann Strauss coaxes out of the orchestra. Everything here is swishing, humming, singing and trilling like in the middle of spring.”

The original opera in German, the spoken word is in Slovak.

Duration: 2 hours 55 minutes with one intermission, 3 hours 40 minutes with two intermissions (31.12.2022)

On 31.12.2022 there will be a festive New Year’s Eve performance with guests Simona Šaturová and Pavel Bršlík, who will perform in Act 2 at the Prince Orlofsky Ball.

Ticket prices 31.12.2022:

VIP: 89 €
1st category: 69 €
2nd category: 49 €
3rd category: 39 €

The ticket price includes a welcome drink.

Venue: Slovak National Theatre, Pribinova Street, Bratislava

Dates of performances:

Thursday 29 December 2022 19:00 h – 21:55 h
Saturday 31 December 2022 18:00 h – 20:55 h
Sunday 8. January 2023 17:00 h – 19:55 h
Tuesday 10. January 2023 11:00 h – 13:55 h

Admission: 15 – 40 €

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Slovenské národné divadlo, Pribinova, Old Town, Slovakia


15 - 40 EUR

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