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Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus
Sung in English
October 25, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. | October 27,
2013 - 2:00 p.m. | November 2, 2013 - 7:30
November 8, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. | November 10, 2013 - 2:00 p.m.
Prince Orlofsky's costume ball-the most coveted invitation of
the year-drives the action of this urbane farce by Johann
Strauss.Captivating serenades, a famous Hungarian csárdás,
and, of course, lilting waltzes, permeate the luscious score
from the "Waltz King." A stylish deco-inspired setting adds to
the witty, sophisticated fun.
"[Liam Bonner] is a find, tall and good looking, with a
big, beautiful baritone that filled the theater with ease ...
ardent and believable." - St. Louis Post- Dispatch
"Harmer has a big, billowing, shiny soprano that seems ideally
suited to the bold heroines of the German Romantic repertory." -
"Seductive and sultry, [Claycomb] slew the audience with vocal
theatrics." - Houston Chronicle
"... mezzo-soprano Susan Graham added one more entry to her long
list of triumphs with the company, turning in a performance marked
by nobility and technical bravura." - San Francisco
Eisenstein - Liam Bonner
Rosalinde - Wendy Bryn Harmer
Adele - Laura Claycomb
Prince Orlofsky - Susan Graham
Alfred - Anthony Dean Griffey
Frank - Michael Sumuel
Frosch - Jason Graae
Dr. Falke - Samuel Schultz
Dr. Blind - Reginald Smith
Ida - Uliana Alexyuk
Solo Dancers - Krissy Richmond and Phillip Broomhead
Conductor - Thomas Rösner
Director - Lindy Hume
Set Designer - Richard Roberts
Costume Designer - Angus Strathie
Lighting Designer - Michael James Clark
Choreographer/Associate Director - Daniel
Dance Captain - Ben Delony
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Richard Bado, Chorus Master
Houston Grand Opera Endowment, Inc.
The General and Mrs. Maurice Hirsch Opera Fund
Original production by Opera Australia, owned by Opéra de
Photo by Jeff Busby