Johann Strauss’ melodic and very witty operetta "Die Fledermaus" is coming soon to Opera San José, with performances from September 14th through September 29th. You can see a brief description at https://www.operasj.org/die-fledermaus/
Before each of OSJ's productions, Brad Wade researches the opera and then gives public lectures on it around the Bay Area. This evening in Palo Alto you will hear about Fledermaus' composer and librettist, where the story material came from, and how Strauss created such a captivating operetta from it. In addition, Brad will summarize the plot, hand out excerpts from the libretto, and play the corresponding musical passages as you follow along.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME EARLY FOR DINNER WITH BRAD AT 5:30PM, POST A COMMENT BELOW to that effect, and you will be included in our reservation at Darbar Indian Cuisine, 129 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto 94301,[masked], http://darbarpaloalto.com/
This is not an Opera Aficionados exclusive event. You will also meet folks there who are not in our meetup group.
Here is the opera's performance calendar:
Saturday September 14,[masked]:00 PM
Sunday September 15,[masked]:00 PM
Thursday September 19,[masked]:00 PM
Sunday September 22,[masked]:00 PM
Friday September 27,[masked]:00 PM
Sunday September 29,[masked]:00 PM
It will be sung in German with English dialogue and English supertitles, run-time approx. 3 hours.
Tickets can be purchase online at
or by calling the OSJ ticket office at[masked]