"Die Fledermaus" might be the story about a bat, but Johann Strauss's opera has nothing to do with a masked man in a rubber suit and a boy in tights.
The Dallas Opera's production of the 1874 operetta is light, airy and not nearly as flully as the singers and orchestra make it sound. This is a tough score with some really tough arias ...
Before the curtain rose on Sunday's matinee, the announcer said one of the sopranos had a serious sinus infection and the other female lead was recovering from the flu. Oh, swell, I thought. We'll have understudies. But, no. The two women sang well, if not in full force or complete control, and the show went on without a hitch.
Check out next week's News-Telegram for a complete review of "Die Fledermaus."
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