You’re invited to the ball! ‘Die Fledermaus’ headed to Touhill

UMSL Opera Theatre students will perform Johann Strauss’ most celebrated operetta, “Die Fledermaus,” April 2 and 3 at the Touhill. The performance is free and open to the public. (Photo by Danny Reise)

Audiences are invited to revel in the champagne-inspired escapades of Viennese society’s most mischievous connivers.

Opera Theatre at the University of Missouri­–St. Louis will present Johann Strauss’ most celebrated operetta, Die Fledermaus.” Set in 19th-century Vienna, the opera is a farcical and salacious tale of deception and well-executed retribution.

The two-night run will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 2 and 3 at the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater in the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center at UMSL. The performance is free and open to the public.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a pre-show discussion. Attendees will get an insider’s view of the opera from the perspective of the singers and director, Stella Markou, assistant professor of music and director of vocal studies at UMSL.

The performance is sponsored by the Department of Music at UMSL. Visit touhill.org or call 314-516-4949 for more information.


Short URL: http://blogs.umsl.edu/news/?p=35576