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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 Region Auditions.

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, (916) 766-2277. Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS office of public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


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