A Party, Prison, and Mistaken Identity!
Composer: Johann Strauss II
Librettist: Karl Haffner and Richard Genée
Sung in English with English super title translations.
Performance Dates / Tickets
Friday, May 2 – 7:30PM
Sunday, May 4 – 3:00PM
See Die Fledermaus from the best seats in the house!
For a $500 tax-deductible donation, you can join your favorite celebrity on stage during the famous grand ball in Act 2. You will also receive a photo with your celebrity, a premium seat in the audience and an invitation to a champagne reception in the lobby. Celebrities include: Smiley Anders, Cheri and Verge Ausberry, Jim Bernhard, Beth Courtney, Jay Ducote, Jim Engster, Mignon Faget, Robert Grayson, and Timothy Muffitt.
Contact Molly Dahlberg at 225-377-2029 to reserve your seat today!
In “The Waltz King” Johann Strauss’ light-hearted comedy, Dr. Falke plays an elaborate joke on his friend Eisenstein, enlisting the help of the Russian Prince Orlofsky, Eisenstein’s wife, Rosalinda, her chambermaid, Adele, and the jailer, Frank. The riotous adventure unfolds with friendly rivalry, betrayal, mistaken identity and one fantastic party! This operetta, performed in English, will feature some of Opéra Louisiane’s favorite singers from past seasons in leading roles, joined onstage by the Community Chorus and celebrity guests.
Rosalinda – Kathy Pyeatt
Eisenstein – Brent Reilly Turner
Adele – Jessica Cates
Falke – Patrick McNally
Prince Orlofsky – Erin Roth
Alfred – Marco Cammarota
Dr. Blind – Charles Moore
Frank – Geoffrey Kannenberg
This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Charles Lamar Family Foundation as administered through the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and by a Local Project Assistance Grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, funded by the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President and Metro Council.