April 19, 2001
Opera Theatre Presents Strauss Comedy
California State University, Sacramento's
Opera Theatre will transport audiences back in time to late
19th Century Vienna with the operetta Die Fledermaus written
by Johann Strauss.
Conducted and directed by CSUS music professors Leo Eylar
and Lynn Stradley, Die Fledermaus is a melodic comedy-of-errors
opera. The opera's title means "revenge of the bat."
It takes it name from the title character Dr. Falke, who is
referred to as "Dr. Fledermaus."
Several students from last year's popular production of the
Marriage of Figaro are cast in this production, including
Janelle Laurenti, winner of the 1999 Metropolitan Opera Pacific
The CSUS Orchestra will accompany the performers with a rendition
of the Die Fledermaus musical score. During the opera's second
act, CSUS dancers and ballerinas from the Deane Dance Center
will shake things up with a performance of Strauss' "Thunder
and Lightening Polka."
Die Fledermaus will be presented in English with selected
musical numbers performed in German. Performances are at 8
p.m., April 27 - 28 and May 10 - 12 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee
on April 29.
Tickets are $14 general and $10 for students and seniors.
Tickets are available at the CSUS Ticket Office, (916) 278-4323
or at Tickets.com, (916) 766-2277. Media assistance is available
by contacting the CSUS office of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
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