The operetta premiered on April 5, 1874 at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna and has been part of the regular repertoire ever since.
It was performed in New York under Rudolf Bial at the Stadt Theatre on November 21, 1874. The German première took place at Munich's Gärtnerplatztheater in 1875. Die Fledermaus was sung in English at London's Alhambra Theatre on December 18, 1876.
Eisenstien – Waldermar Kmentt
Rosalinde – Hilde Gueden
Adele – Erika Koth
Falke – Walter Berry
Alfred – Giuseppe Zampieri
Prince Orlofsky – Regina Resnik
Herbert von Karajan – conductor
Vienna State Opera Chorus