Strauss II: Die Fledermaus

A lavish masquerade ball, an elaborate trap, and a whirlwind of lies and revelations.

*Approximate run time is 2 hours and 45 minutes.

 

September 16, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Opening Night

September 18, 2016 - 2:00 PM

Sunday Matinee and Post Performance 'Talk-Back' with the cast

September 22, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Thursday Evening Performance and Post Performance YOLO Cocktail Hour

September 24, 2016 - 7:30 PM

Closing Night

 

The 2016-2017 Season opens with Die Fledermaus, a comedic tour-de-force full of mischief, disguises and irresistible, bounce-in-your-seat tunes courtesy of Johann Strauss II, also known as "the Waltz King."

Photography by Deji Osinulu

 

Read The Review

The young and vivacious cast is first-rate and leaps into the party mood with abandon. Lithe and assured, Kuhn has natural stage presence for days and a reedy powerful voice that has overtones of smoky clarinet that fills intimate Lambert Hall. He’s one of those few artists the audience can “read” from the back row. His Eisenstein is polished, soignee, and hot to trot. Borik’s shiny soprano sails through Strauss’s most difficult arias with ardent control and honeyed tone. Her famous “Czárdás” (“Sounds from home”), as she impersonates a Hungarian countess at Orlovsky’s party, is a standout. Engel, as saucy maid Adele, heard at OH over the past three seasons, has grown even more lovely as a singer. Her acting, never in doubt, is scene-stealing, but her “Laughing Song” – one of the show’s most famous hits – combines the best of her: stylish and full of vocal fireworks. She dazzles.
— DL Groover, The Houston Press
 

Meet the Director

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Bill Fabris (Stage Director) enjoys a growing international reputation for innovative and entertaining productions. Equally at home in the worlds of opera and musical theatre, he has worked throughout the United States: Anchorage Opera, Fresno Grand Opera, Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, Chautauqua Opera, Opera Carolina, Amarillo Opera, Shreveport Opera, Mobile Opera, Eugene Opera, OperaDelaware & Indianapolis Opera. New York credits: Desert Song, The Merry Widow, Countess Maritza and the critically acclaimed City Center productions of The Pirates of Penzance & H.M.S. Pinafore. Internationally: Nine in Belgium, H.M.S. Pinafore in England, Sondheim & Bernstein shows in Barcelona plus European tours of Hair & Jesus Christ Superstar. 

 
 
Join us on Thursday evening for Oh!'s Young Opera Lovers Organization Post Performance Cocktail Hour.  YOLO Members receive complimentary admission and guests can purchase tickets for just $10 at the door.  For full details regarding membership, visit the YOLO PAGE today!  

Join us on Thursday evening for Oh!'s Young Opera Lovers Organization Post Performance Cocktail Hour.  YOLO Members receive complimentary admission and guests can purchase tickets for just $10 at the door.  For full details regarding membership, visit the YOLO PAGE today!