NDSU Opera Theatre Presents Die Fledermaus

April 13, 2011

NDSU Opera Theatre is proud to present Die Fledermaus (The Bat), Johann Strauss’s timeless comedic romp featuring beautiful music, delightful costumes, and powerful voices. 

Set in 19th century Vienna, the story revolves around a practical joke instigated by Dr. Falke, Vienna’s favorite party-master, as a mock revenge on his friend Gabriel von Eisenstein.  Once Falke manages to get his friends to a masquerade ball – all of them in brilliant disguises – both Falke and audiences alike will be entertained as characters deceive and cavort to the unfolding plot, while Strauss’s timeless melodies weave their magical spell.

To discover the importance opera has on the lives of cast members, NDSU Opera Theatre has created a series of videos titled “What Opera Means To Me.”  Each video, released weekly through April, will feature a student discussing the influence opera has had throughout his/her life.  View these videos online at www.YouTube.com/NDSUFineArts.

Die Fledermaus run May 6 ay 7:30 PM and May 8 at 2:00 PM at the NDSU Festival Concert Hall (Reineke Fine Arts Center, 12th Avenue North and Bolley Drive).  Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $5 for students.  Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 701.231.7969.

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