Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II
MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND: May 13 and 14 - Both Performances at 2PM
It's the greatest masked party every set to music! Make Mother's Day weekend 2023 the most memorable yet, with an endless cascade of laughs set to the tremendously popular music Johann Strauss II. This production will be sung in English.
Opera San Luis Obispo is proud to produce our first grand opera since 2018, and Die Fledermaus has not been produced in San Luis Obispo since 2000! We promise to thrill and wow patrons moment-to-moment with expansive sets and costumes, ballet, chorus, an internationally acclaimed leading cast, all accompanied by the full OperaSLO Grand Orchestra conducted by Brian Asher Alhadeff. The production will be directed by Zach Johnson, who successfully directed the 2019 production of South Pacific, and our 2022 production of Carousel.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY | May 13 and 14 | BOTH PERFORMANCES 2PM
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About Die Fledermaus:
On New Year’s Eve, Eisenstein is being forced to go to jail for punching a police officer, however, he decides to evade jail for one night so that he can go to Prince Orlofsky’s lavish party. Eisenstein wants to go with his friend Falke, so he tells his wife, Rosalinde, that he is heading off to jail. Meanwhile, Rosalinde knows that Eisenstein is lying, and follows him, in disguise as a Hungarian countess to the ball. Adele, their maid, also feigns an excuse to be released from work that night so that she can also go to the ball, disguised as a Russian actress named, Olga. After many mistaken identities, Eisenstein attempts to seduce his own wife without knowing. With much frivolity, festivity behind them, the great farce ends up with a happy ending for all.
Want to know what an Opera San Luis Obispo grand production is like? See our media page to experience a short video from a recent past production!