Revenge 

of the Bat

(Die Fledermaus)

Music by Richard Strauss II 

Libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée

In English with English and Spanish supertitles

FRIDAY

MAY 1, 2020 AT 7:30 PM

Bass Performance Hall

SUNDAY

MAY 3, 2020 AT 2:00 PM

Bass Performance Hall

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Party Like It's 1929!

Revenge, intrigue, and lots of champagne. Fort Worth Opera pops the cork and pours the bubbly in the company’s final production of the season, Revenge of the Bat (Die Fledermaus). Last seen by local audiences during our 1984-1985 season, Johann Strauss II’s hilarious operetta is directed by Fort Worth audience favorite David Gately (The Barber of Seville, Cinderella). Set within the walls of a decadent, 19th century manor, this classic comedy of errors is thrown into the Roaring Twenties, with outrageous flapper girls and debonair men clad in elegant tuxes.

 

Fort Worth native Vanessa Becerra (With Blood, With Ink) returns home to perform the role of the cunning chambermaid Adele. She is joined by a remarkable cast of some of opera and theater’s hottest stars, including critically-acclaimed Broadway singer and operatic baritone Curt Olds (The Mikado) as Gabriel von Eisenstein, mesmerizing soprano Devon Guthrie, as his clever wife Rosalinde. Baritone Weston Hurt will play Eisenstein’s notary friend Doctor Falke, and 2018 McCammon Voice Competition winner Abigail Levis steps into the famed trouser role of Russian Prince Orlofsky. Featuring a magnificent masked ball and soaring orchestral waltzes, this riotous tale of mistaken identities and mischievous mayhem proves that revenge is a delicious dish best served with a glass of cold champagne!

English translation by Ruth and Thomas Martin

Dialogue translation by Charles Ludlam
 

CAST

Vanessa Becerra

Adele

Abigail Levis

Prince Orlofsky

Devon Gunthrie

Rosalinde

Janani Sridhar

Sally

Kevin Galvin

Frank

Curt Olds

Gabriel von Eisenstein

Darius Thomas

Alfred

Weston Hurt

Doctor Falke

Martin Bakari

Doctor Blind

Brian Frutiger

Frosch

CREATIVE

Joe Illick

Conductor

David Gately

Director

Josh Walden

Choreographer

Chad R. Jung

Lighting Designer

MUSIC

PHOTOS

Photos Courtesy of Duane Tinkey/Des Moines Metro Opera

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