George Mason University Center for the Arts
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Event date and time:
November 30, 2012, 8:00 PM
By Johann Straus II
Sung in English with English Supertitles
It’s late 19th century Vienna, the home of Gabriel Von Eisenstein, a wealthy man about town, who loves a good practical joke, even if it humiliates a friend. But what happens when that friend hatches an elaborate scheme to teach the womanizing Von Eisenstein a lesson he won’t soon forget? The answer is revealed in the grandest masked ball of the season, where the champagne flows freely and identity is obscured!
Gary Thor Wedow, an insightful conductor with irresistible musical zest, makes his company debut. Director and choreographer Dorothy Danner remounts her wonderfully bubbly production featuring soprano songstresses Christina Pier and Sarah Jane McMahon (Don Giovanni, 2010) opposite dashing baritones Philip Cutlip and Christopher Burchett. Infused with laughter and world famous melodies, Die Fledermaus is pure and disarmingly sophisticated entertainment.