Notes & Reviews:
Glyndebourne's new production of the Waltz King's much-loved comic operetta takes its inspiration from Eisenstein's final words in the opera: 'Rosalinde! Forgive your poor Gabriel. You see, the champagne went to my head.' Indeed, this production stayed true to the original libretto and included the audience in the party by serving champagne during the supper scenes - no doubt delighting the audience as much in 2003 as it did at the premiere in 1874!