The College of Music presents Strauss' Die Fledermaus on Friday and Sunday, January 18 and 20
Loyola press release - January 7, 2002
(New Orleans)—Loyola University College of Music presents its annual opera production, Strauss' Die Fledermaus on Friday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 20 at 3 p.m. in the Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, on the second floor of the Communications/Music Complex located at the corner of Calhoun Street and St. Charles Avenue.
The fully-staged production will be directed by David Morelock and the music will be conducted by Carol Rausch. The production will include a professional orchestra, chorus, dancers, staging, make-up, and costumes.
Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students. For ticket information, call the College of Music box office at 865-3492.
Morelock was able to draw upon the wealth of vocal talent at Loyola to fill the lead roles. In some cases, certain roles were double-cast to offer performance opportunities to as many students as possible (one student on Friday and the other on Sunday). Student cast members include: Sarah Jane McMahon and Angela Mannino as Adele, Kristen Bauer and Angela Marchese as Rosalinda, Emily Anderson and Brianne Burgess as Sally, Drea Pressley and Lisa LaFleur as Prince Orlofsky, Oscar Nieves as Dr. Blind, and Matt Woodward as Frank. As with past productions of Loyola operas, the student cast will be augmented by graduates from the College of Music, including Patrick Jacobs as Dr. Falke, David Sadlier as Gabriel Eisenstein, and Terrell Perrier as Alfred. Local theater actor Peter Gabb will play the role of Frosch.
"Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus (The Bat) is a charming comedy of mistaken identities with famous waltzes, as bubbly as champagne," said Morelock. "Come to the party at Prince Orlofsky's for lilting, irresistable music, hilarious comedy, beautiful scenery and costumes, and the best of young vocal taelnt. It will have full orchestra and dancers...Perfect winter entertainment!"