This performance is part of an entire Opera Gala evening fundraiser for the Florida Youth Symphony Orchestra with a dinner at 6:00 and performance at 8:00 at The Plaza Live.
Separate tickets for each are available through www.FSYO.org
The second act of the operetta will also be performed on the UCF Campus on Sunday, March 5.
Die Fledermaus (“The Bat” and sometimes called “The Revenge of the Bat”) is an operetta, or light opera, composed by Johann Strauss II filled with typical Viennese music – it premiered in 1874. UCF’s performance will be sung in English, and accompanied by members of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Hanrich Claassen, who himself lived and taught music in Vienna for several years. This performance is of the second act of the opera, set at a ball at the lavish villa of the wealthy Russian Prince Orlofsky. Dr. Falke has arranged the ball as a way of getting revenge on his friend Gabriel von Eisenstein. Many humorous moments of mistaken identity are punctuated by delicious music including the “Champagne Chorus” and a genuine Viennese waltz finale.
Location:The Plaza Live [ View Website ]