Connecticut Lyric Opera, in association with its partner, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, will present three performances of Johann straussThe comedic and much-loved “Die Fledermaus” operetta from New Britain, Hartford and New London.
âDie Fledermaus (â The Bat â) is a frothy, delicious and enjoyable comedy, with catchy melodies and funny antics. Dr. Falke has finally concocted a suitable “revenge” on his old friend, Eisenstein, in retaliation for a humiliating practical joke that Falke still has not experienced. The Connecticut Lyric Opera production of Strauss’s world-famous operetta will feature special guests from across the state in the New Year’s Eve glamor of Act II, which takes place in the Orlofsky Mansion. It all ends up in jail in Act III for a series of cascading recognition scenes leading up to the spectacular finale. “Die Fledermaus” is a perfect evening of entertainment full of ridiculous elements: mistaken identity, mystery, chaos, mirth and wonderful, memorable music.
“Die Fledermaus” will be conducted by Adrian Sylveen, Artistic Director of Connecticut Lyric Opera and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and conducted by Jan Mason, Associate Artistic Director of Connecticut Lyric Opera.
The cast of “Die Fledermaus” includes Deborah Lifton (Rosalinde von Eisenstein), Daniel KamaliÄ (Gabriel von Eisenstein), Maria Margiolakou (Adele), Oswaldo Iraheta (Alfred), Charles Eaton (Dr Falke), Rongjun Li (Dr Blind), Sung Shin (Frank), Rebecca de Almeida (Orlofsky), Rachel Abrams (Ida), Rob Esposito (Frosch) and Joey Taylor (Ivan).
Tickets and shows
Thursday, December 30 at 7:30 p.m., The Belding Theater at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Ticket prices: $ 35 to $ 79 bushnell.org/ConnecticutLyricOpera.
Friday January 7 at 7:30 p.m., The Garde Arts Center, 325 State Street, New London. Ticket information will be announced at a later date. https://gardearts.org/.