Opera Orlando’s, Die Fledermaus

Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat

Get ready for the party 2020 needs! Opera Orlando’s 2020-21 Season is almost here as the Opera on the MainStage series kicks off in December with Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat. Sung in English with English dialogue and supertitles, at Dr. Phillips Center in the Walt Disney Theater.

Opera Orlando’s, Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat

“We are excited to get back to live performances this December,” says executive director Gabriel Preisser, “and have been working hard to implement a health and safety plan throughout all of our venues so that we can deliver a fantastic line-up of shows. We have something for everyone, so get your seats today!”

Season subscriptions are available, as well as single tickets for Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat. Individual tickets for Opera Orlando’s remount of its acclaimed production of Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel in January 2021 will be available starting Friday, October 30.

Opera Orlando Youth Company.

This scrumptious treat for the whole family, sung in English and reduced to a kid-friendly 75 minutes, will be presented in the round at Dr. Phillips Center in the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater. Featuring a gorgeous score, charming characters, and a delightfully villainous witch, this retelling of the Grimm’s fairy tale is headlined by Opera Orlando 2020-21 studio artists, soprano Kyaunnee Richardson as the plucky and adorable Gretel and mezzo-soprano Gloria Palermo as her headstrong but lovable brother, Hansel.

Mezzo-soprano Robyn Rocklein is the witch. The creepy purveyor of cookies, candies, and cakes, with real-life husband and wife. Baritone Torlef Borsting and mezzo-soprano Cass Panuska. As the father and mother. Opera Orlando’s education director Robin Jensen conducts, and artistic director Grant Preisser directs. With musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and members of the Opera Orlando Youth Company.

Hansel & Gretel at the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater

Friday | January 29, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday | January 30, 2021, at 2 p.m.
Saturday | January 30, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday | January 31, 2021, at 2 p.m.

Opera Orlando has a lot in store for audiences in the 2020-21 season. While putting audience safety first in regard to COVID-19. The Company continues to monitor the development of the virus. Is taking a conservative and considered approach to producing live theater throughout the season.

Opera Orlando Youth Company classes

The Company has developed its own policies and standards for rehearsals. Opera Orlando Youth Company classes, and other events hosted by the Company at Opera Orlando on Broadway. For the Opera on the MainStage series, Opera Orlando has been working closely with Dr. Phillips Center on safety protocols and procedures. Incorporating CDC recommendations, local official guidance, and input from Company partner Orlando Health. A robust and comprehensive plan has been put in place with the goal of protecting and reducing. The risk of infection for audience members, cast and production teams, staff, and volunteers.

Are you up to date?

Stay up to date with Opera Orlando’s season online, and get your season tickets for the Opera on the Mainstage series at Dr. Phillips Center’s Bill & Mary Darden Box Office (445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando), online at www.drphillipscenter.org, or by calling, ext. 0. Individual tickets for both Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat and Hansel & Gretel are also available. “Like” or “follow” Opera Orlando’s Facebook page for event schedules and updates, and subscribe to Opera Orlando’s YouTube channel for all online content.

Many thanks to our 2020-21 season sponsors:

Fairwinds Credit Union, 26 Health, Orlando Health, The Ginsburg Family Foundation, Dr. Phillips Charities, Sundance Printing, Managed Services Group

About Opera Orlando: Celebrating, expanding, and sharing the world’s greatest art form. In 2020-21 Opera Orlando will be celebrating its fifth anniversary season of producing high-quality operatic entertainment. Educational programs that engage Central Florida audiences. Stay up to date with Opera Orlando online, and, as always, Opera Orlando looks forward to seeing YOU at the Opera!

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