from Act II of the German opera Die Fledermaus
by Johann Strauss
Libretto: Carl Haffner
Role: Prince Orlofsky
, a wealthy Russian
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: A party in Prince Orlofsky's house, Vienna, Austria, 1870.
Synopsis: Prince Orlofsky is enjoying the party he has thrown and tells everyone that they must enjoy the party in their own way.