Durham Opera Ensemble (DOE) presents 'Die Fledermaus'
(8 February 2019)
DOE will be taking over Durham’s Gala Theatre from Friday, 22 February to Saturday, 23 February at 7.30pm, with an additional matinee at 1.30pm on Saturday, to perform an English translation of Strauss' timeless comedy, "Die Fledermaus". Thanks to Durham University Ballet Company, the highlight of the show promises to be an extravagant and frivolous Viennese party, full of wine, song, and beautiful dance. To purchase tickets please visit the Gala Theatre website.
Translated from the original German libretto hailed as one of the best comic operas of all time, ‘Die Fledermaus’ offers it all: singing, dancing, forbidden love and lots of laughs. Over 75 students are involved in what promises to be a production of massive scale, appealing to all ages.
Company President Rosie Burgering said “For a long while we have debated about putting on a show in the style of ‘Die Fledermaus’ but have been somewhat daunted by the prospects of an opera on such a grand scale, with so many different skills required. This year we have found a hugely talented cast, crew and orchestra, who have taken on these challenges with vigour, and the result is truly spectacular. “
“DOE has been producing high quality shows in Durham and beyond for the past decade, and the February Gala show is always our opportunity to take the level of our productions up another gear.”
DOE returns to the Gala after recent sell-out performances of Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’, Britten’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and Bizet’s ‘Carmen’.