The screwball comedy Die Flerdermaus by Johann Strausss II will get a Canadian performance in October and November 2012 when the Canadian Opera Company (COC) play it as part of the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.
This comedy of revenge, mistaken identity and spouses pushing the boundaries of each other’s fidelity features some of opera’s most gorgeous dance music. This new COC production by director Christopher Alden conjures up a glamorous world bubbling with extravagance and sophisticated wit, while gently mocking the duplicity of people and the larger social hypocrisies they inhabit.
COC Music Director Johannes Debus leads the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus through a score that has come to embody high-spirited celebration since the opera’s premiere in 1874. The cast of largely Canadian voices is led by internationally renowned Canadian tenor Michael Schade.
DIE FLEDERMAUS by Johann Strauss II
11 performances: October 4, 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 24, 27, 30, November 1, 3, 2012
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
145 Queen St. W. (at University Avenue)
Single tickets for DIE FLEDERMAUS are $12 – $325 with reductions. Tickets are available online at coc.ca.