Adela’s Aria, also called The Laughing Song, from Die Fledermaus (string trio)
Title: Adela’s Aria, also called The Laughing Song, from the operetta Die Fledermaus
Composer: Johann Strauss, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin; Violin 2 or Viola; Cello
Printout: 8 pages
Note: Like Fledermaus, the operetta in which it is found, the Laughing Aria is perennial favorite. This arrangement is suitable not only for gig use, but also as light concert repertoire. The opening theme is given to violin 2/viola, with echoes in violin 1.