Die Fledermaus

July 10 - July 31, 2022

Raise a glass to this festive operetta filled with lively escapades and sparkling music.

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Performance Dates: July 9, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 29
Family Matinee: July 26 (Learn more »)

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Die Fledermaus

Cheers! To the prankster’s revenge!  

Some time ago, Gabriel von Eisenstein playfully tossed his friend Doctor Falke out of a carriage en route home from a lavish costume party. Forced to stumble across Vienna decked in a ridiculous bat disguise, Falke is now known about town as Doctor Bat, or Die Fledermaus. Tonight, we find Eisenstein attempting to dodge a short jail sentence for yet another overture of mischief. Under the guise of one final night on the town, Falke launches a champagne-soaked prank with the help of Eisenstein’s wife Rosalinde, determined to entertain the evening’s dinner party host Prince Orlofsky. Will the feckless von Eisenstein learn his lesson? More importantly, will you and the stoic Prince Orlofsky manage to contain your laughter?  

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Die Fledermaus Extras:

  • Free Pre-performance Talks: 45 minutes prior to every 2022 main stage performance, with the exception of July 26. Seating is limited — arrive early.
  • Opening Performance Celebration: Saturday, July 9th.
  • Nina Odescalchi Kelly Family Matinee on July 26th is a kid-friendly show followed by a meet & greet. Learn more »

More information to come.

Performing Artists & Creative Team

AllCastCreative

Hailey Clark

Matthew Plenk

Alisa Jordheim

William Ferguson

Kira Dills-DeSurra

Troy Cook

Curt Olds

Andrew Simpson

Francesca Mehrotra

Nathaniel Catasca

Joachim Schamberger

John Baril

Brandon Eldredge

James P. McGough

Hailey Clark

Central City Opera: Fiordiligi, Così fan tutte, 2017

Recently: Gerhilde, Die Walküre, Dresden Philharmonic; Alma Beers, Brokeback Mountain, Stadttheater Gießen; Donna Anna, Don Giovanni, Staatsoper Hannover

Rosalinde:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Soprano

Matthew Plenk

Central City Opera: Nemorino, The Elixir of Love with Denver Philharmonic, 2021; Tenor Soloist, Mozart Requiem with Denver Philharmonic, 2019; Ferrando, Così fan tutte, 2017
Recently: Tenor Soloist, Schubert’s Mass in E-flat, Cleveland Orchestra; Tenor Soloist. Bruckner’s Te Deum and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Colorado Symphony; Daland’s steersman, Der Fliegende Holländer, RAI National Symphony Orchestra

Alfred:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Tenor

Alisa Jordheim

Central City Opera: Gilda, Rigoletto, 2021; Flora, The Turn of the Screw, 2012; Fredrika, A Little Night Music, 2009; Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2012; Studio Artist, 2010 & 2009

Recently: Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro, Virginia Opera; Despina, Così fan tutte, San Diego Opera; Erste Zofe, Der Zwerg, George Enescu Festival

Adele:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Soprano

William Ferguson

Central City Opera: Enoch Snow, Carousel, 2021; George Gibbs, Our Town, 2013

Recently: Louis Ironson, Angels in America, Salzburger Landestheater; Carter, Fat Pig, Victory Hall Opera; Harlequin, Fête Galante, Bard Music Festival; Candide, Candide, South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

Gabriel von Eisenstein:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Tenor

Kira Dills-DeSurra

Central City Opera: Frida Kahlo, Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World, 2021-2022; Second Lady, The Magic Flute, 2018; Mercédès, Carmen, 2017; Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist 2017 & 2018

Recently:
 Lisette, Steal a Pencil for Me, Opera Colorado (professional recording), 2022; Rosina (cover), The Barber of Seville, Opera Colorado, 2019; Diana / Giove in Diana, La Calisto, Opera Neo, 2019

Prince Orlofsky:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Mezzo-Soprano

Troy Cook

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Sharpless, Madama Butterfly, 2019; Germont, La traviata, 2015; Captain von Trapp, The Sound of Music, 2014

Recently: Marcello, La bohème, Spoleto Festival USA; Mark Torrance, The Shining, Opera Colorado; Tom, Fat Pig, Victory Hall Opera; Enrico, Lucia di Lammermoor, Madison Opera

Dr. Falke:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Baritone

Curt Olds

Central City Opera: (partial listing) Director/Curator/Soloist, Encore: A Musical Revue, 2018 & 2019; Frank, Show Boat, 2013; Will Parker,Oklahoma!, 2012; Past Bonfils-Stanton Studio and Apprentice Artist

Recently: The Emcee, Cabaret, Atlanta Opera; Major-General Stanley, Pirates of Penzance, Atlanta Opera; Pangloss, Candide, Arizona Opera; Monsieur Andre, The Phantom of the Opera, World Tour

Roy Johnson:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Frosch:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Gad Beck:Two Remain (2022)

Voice Type:Baritone

Andrew Simpson

Central City Opera: Count Ceprano, Rigoletto, 2021; Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Artist, 2021; Studio Artist, 2019 & 2014

Recently: Sam, Trouble in Tahiti, Florida Grand Opera; First Soldier, Salome, Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Angelotti, Tosca, Virginia Opera

Frank:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Voice Type:Bass-Baritone

Francesca Mehrotra

Hometown: Ashburn, VA

Recently: Atalanta, Serse, Opera NEO; Mukhtar Mai, Thumbprint, Boston Conservatory; Norina, Don Pasquale, Boston Conservatory

Ida:Die Fledermaus (2022)

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Soprano

Nathaniel Catasca

Hometown: Albuquerque, NM

Recently: Javier Moreno, Luisa Fernanda, Florentine Opera Company; Matteo Borsa, Rigoletto, Florentine Opera Company; Charlie, Little Mahagonny, Florentine Opera Company

Dr. Blind:Die Fledermaus (2022)

2022:Apprentice Artist

Voice Type:Tenor

Joachim Schamberger

Director:Die Fledermaus (2022)

John Baril

Central City Opera Music Director

Central City Opera: (Partial Listing) Rigoletto, 2021; Billy Budd, 2019; Encore: A Musical Revue, 2019 and 2018; Il trovatore, 2018

Recently: Rigoletto, Shreveport Opera; Die Fledermaus, Northwestern University; Les pêcheurs de perles, Toledo Opera

Conductor:Die Fledermaus (2022)

Co-Conductor:Two Remain (2022)

Brandon Eldredge

Central City Opera: Associate Conductor/Chorus Master, Carousel and Rigoletto, 2021; Conductor, Dido and Aeneas, 2021

Recently: Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master, Le nozze di FigaroThree DecembersDas Rheingold, Virginia Opera; Co-Conductor, La Bohème, Virginia Opera; Associate Conductor, The Sound of Music, Virginia Arts Festival; Cover Conductor, Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Co-Conductor:Two Remain (2022)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:The Light in the Piazza (2022)

Associate Conductor/Chorus Master:Die Fledermaus (2022)

James P. McGough

Central City Opera Debut

Recently: Resident Wig/Makeup Designer, Virginia Opera, 1998 - 2022; Wig and Makeup Artist, Porgy and Bess, Eugene Onegin, Pia de Tolomei, Spoleto Festival USA (2017 - 2019); Wig and Makeup Designer, Turandot, Carmen, La Traviata, Atlanta Opera, 2017 - 2019

Resident Wig/Makeup Designer and Supervisor:2022 Festival

*Please note: The July 19th performance of Die Fledermaus will be conducted by Associate Conductor Brandon Eldredge.

Performance Location

Central City Opera House
124 Eureka St.
Central City, CO 80427

2022 Festival

Composer

Johann Strauss Jr. 

Librettists:

Karl Haffner and Richard Genée

Sung In

German (with English dialogue)

Run Time

TBD