The internationally awarded Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Victoria (GSOV) presents a popular light opera gem, Die Fledermaus (The Bat), in only four performances, 26-28 July, at Darebin Arts Centre.
Absent from Melbourne’s thriving music scene for ten years, this lavish production features GSOV’s fabulous principal singers, full chorus and orchestra, glamourous period costume, whirling dancers to Johann Strauss’ charming waltzes and Robert Ray’s witty English adaptation of the libretto.
Premiering in 1874 Vienna, Die Fledermaus is a story of revenge, deception, infidelity, cross-dressing, disguise and imprisonment all combined with waltzes! Add a princely party and too much champagne and a hilarious mixture of intrigues and wrongdoings results. However, never fear, everyone lives happily ever after without serious incident. Come to the party, come and be delighted!
Darebin Arts Centre, Corner Bell St & St Georges Rd, Preston
Friday 26 July, 8pm – 7.30pm pre-show talk from acclaimed opera singers, Suzanne Johnston and Ian Lowe
Adult tickets are $45 with concession and group prices available.
Venue: Darebin Arts Centre, Preston