Opera Wilmington presents Die Fledermaus

This coming summer, Opera Wilmington is thrilled to bring you Johann Strauss II’s operetta Die Fledermaus. This beloved comic work, performed in English, spins a web of mistaken identity, disguise, intrigue and a purloined pocket watch. The plot takes place in 19th century Vienna and will include the most entertaining Wilmington party of 2018, with unannounced guests showing up!

This summer’s production features tenor Joshua Collier as Gabriel Von Eisenstein, soprano Shannon Kessler Dooley as Rosalinde, baritone John Dooley as Dr. Falke, mezzo-soprano Cera Finney as Prince Orlofsky, Michelle Lerch as Adele, Melvin Ezzell as Alfred, Jeffrey Jones as Frank and Gina Gambony as Frosch.

We’ll introduce you to our Opera Wilmington Orchestra members very soon. Stay tuned, as we say!

Other details about this summer’s production:

  • Again this summer, Opera Wilmington’s fully staged opera production is a prominent part of UNCW’s Lumina Festival of the Arts, which runs from July 11 to 29, 2018 and includes a sparkling array of performing arts offerings.
  • Performances of Die Fledermaus will take place Friday, July 20, Sunday, July 22, Friday, July 27 and Sunday, July 29. Friday performances are at 7 p.m.; Sundays are 3 p.m. matinées. Tickets are available through UNCW’s Kenan Box Office at 910 962-3500 Monday-Friday from 2-6 p.m. or online here.
  • Back by popular demand is the beer and food truck night July 27, with Poor Piggy’s and craft beers from Waterline Brewing.
  • Die Fledermaus will be performed in the MainStage Theater, Cultural Arts Building, on the UNCW campus. View a map of the campus (the Cultural Arts Building is shown as CA on the map). Free parking is available in two adjacent lots.

If you would like more information about Die Fledermaus, email info@operawilmington.org.

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