Skip to page content

Play Your Part, support the LA Phil.  Your belief in the power of music to heal and transform makes our work possible.   Give Now

{{title}}
{{text}}
${{ price.displayPrice }}
$
Give Now

Please select a donation amount.

At-A-Glance

Listen to audio:

Composed: 1874

Length: c. 5 minutes

About this Piece

A frothy comedy of mistaken identities and practical jokes gone awry, Die Fledermaus (The Bat) was premiered in 1874 and has remained in the repertory ever since. At a masked ball in Act II, Rosalinde sings the yearning, then lively “Klänge der Heimat” (Sounds of My Homeland), an aria which Strauss cast in the form of a csárdás, a traditional Hungarian dance, as Rosalinde is pretending to be a Hungarian countess. (Its text is also by Richard Genée, with Carl
Haffner).