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Die Fledermaus

Friday October 25, 2013 - Sunday November 10, 2013

Brown Theater, Wortham Theater Center  



Overview

BRILLIANT. MAJESTIC. VIBRANT.

Join us for a dazzling seven-opera season! With international stars, an American premiere, and impeccable performances, you'll see what makes HGO an important voice on the world's musical stage. And you can see it all for as little as $15 a ticket!

*All discounts may not apply to balcony seating. Please call our Customer Care Center (713-228-6737) for details. 


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 p.m. 
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." - Opera News

"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 Chronicle  

Cast
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

Creative Team
Conductor - Thomas Rösner 
Director - Lindy Hume
Set Designer - Richard Roberts
Costume Designer - Angus Strathie
Lighting Designer - Michael James Clark
Choreographer/Associate Director - Daniel Pelzig 
Dance Captain - Ben Delony
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Richard Bado, Chorus Master   

Premier Guarantors
Houston Grand Opera Endowment, Inc.
The General and Mrs. Maurice Hirsch Opera Fund   

Grand Underwriter
Halliburton
Lynn Wyatt    

Original production by Opera Australia, owned by Opéra de Montréal  
Photo by Jeff Busby   

Cast/Creative Team

Cast

Liam Bonner***
Gabriel Eisenstein

Wendy Bryn Harmer*
Rosalinde

Laura Claycomb
Adele

Susan Graham
Prince Orlovsky

Anthony Dean Griffey
Alfredo

Samuel Schultz
Dr. Falke

Michael Sumuel***
Superintendent Frank

Jason Graae*
Frosch/Bell Boy/Waiter

Reginald Smith Jr.*
Blind

Uliana Alexyuk*
Ida

Creative Team

Thomas Rösner*
Conductor

Lindy Hume
Director

Richard Roberts*
Set Designer

Angus Strathie*
Costume Designer

Michael James Clark
Lighting Designer

Daniel Pelzig
Associate Director

Richard Bado***
Chorus Master

Houston Grand Opera
Orchestra
Chorus


* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist

Support HGO

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To give by phone or for more information, contact Rebecca Kier at 713-546-0252 or rkier@houstongrandopera.org.

To submit your gift by mail, please use this form.

Loyal donors are behind each performance at Houston Grand Opera.
We can’t do it without you; please consider making a gift today!

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BRILLIANT. MAJESTIC. VIBRANT.

Join us for a dazzling seven-opera season! With international stars, an American premiere, and impeccable performances, you'll see what makes HGO an important voice on the world's musical stage. And you can see it all for as little as $15 a ticket!

*All discounts may not apply to balcony seating. Please call our Customer Care Center (713-228-6737) for details. 


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 p.m. 
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." - Opera News

"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 Chronicle  

Cast
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

Creative Team
Conductor - Thomas Rösner 
Director - Lindy Hume
Set Designer - Richard Roberts
Costume Designer - Angus Strathie
Lighting Designer - Michael James Clark
Choreographer/Associate Director - Daniel Pelzig 
Dance Captain - Ben Delony
Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus 
Richard Bado, Chorus Master   

Premier Guarantors
Houston Grand Opera Endowment, Inc.
The General and Mrs. Maurice Hirsch Opera Fund   

Grand Underwriter
Halliburton
Lynn Wyatt    

Original production by Opera Australia, owned by Opéra de Montréal  
Photo by Jeff Busby   

Cast

Liam Bonner***
Gabriel Eisenstein

Wendy Bryn Harmer*
Rosalinde

Laura Claycomb
Adele

Susan Graham
Prince Orlovsky

Anthony Dean Griffey
Alfredo

Samuel Schultz
Dr. Falke

Michael Sumuel***
Superintendent Frank

Jason Graae*
Frosch/Bell Boy/Waiter

Reginald Smith Jr.*
Blind

Uliana Alexyuk*
Ida

Creative Team

Thomas Rösner*
Conductor

Lindy Hume
Director

Richard Roberts*
Set Designer

Angus Strathie*
Costume Designer

Michael James Clark
Lighting Designer

Daniel Pelzig
Associate Director

Richard Bado***
Chorus Master

Houston Grand Opera
Orchestra
Chorus


* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist

Donate Now Button on Support HGO 

To give by phone or for more information, contact Rebecca Kier at 713-546-0252 or rkier@houstongrandopera.org.

To submit your gift by mail, please use this form.

Loyal donors are behind each performance at Houston Grand Opera.
We can’t do it without you; please consider making a gift today!

Donate Now  


You can purchase tickets online until 4 p.m. CST on the day of the performance (Noon CST on the day of a matinee performance). Please call our Customer Care Center at 713-228-OPERA (6737) or 800-62-OPERA (800-626-7372) if you have questions or have other ticketing needs.

How Many Seats? Groups of ten or more receive discounts and special seating! Please call 713-546-0248 or e-mail groups@HoustonGrandOpera.org to learn more about Group Sales.

All sales are final. Latecomers will be seated during an intermission. The use of cameras or recording devices is strictly forbidden at HGO performances. Dates, casting and programs are subject to change without notice.

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