Die Fledermaus with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre: a good dose of fun, musical expertise, and new insights await us. For their masterpiece, Strauss and his librettist took their cue from French theater. In Die Fledermaus, everyone has a free and easy relationship with everyone, a circumstance whose roots go all the way back to the Louvre and Versailles. The pledge of sexual fidelity between spouses was unknown to the aristocracy of that era. A hundred years later, the Viennese bourgeoisie wanted to forget it from time to time – at least for the duration of an evening in the theater, which was teeming with barons and princesses, real and imaginary. Minkowski explores these aspects with his musicians and takes a fresh look at the operetta classic.