Performed at the War Memorial Opera House in 1990, 1996, and 2006


You have one last night of freedom. It’s time to break out the champagne, toss on your finest clothes, and party the darkness away with a cast of over-the-top characters!

San Francisco Opera’s Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is a rip-roaring comedy stuffed with opulent gowns and whimsical men’s wear, all designed by renowned Belgian artist Thierry Bosquet. Johann Strauss’s opera comes to life in costumes worn by opera celebrities like Christine Goerke and Brian Asawa.

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View cast, synopsis, photos, and more in the San Francisco Opera Archives.

Illustrations by Thierry Bosquet