Die Fledermaus Revenge of the Bat Operetta by Johann Strauss @ Dorsett Grand Subang

Die Fledermaus, Revenge of the Bat, Operetta, opera, Johann Strauss, Dorsett Grand Subang

Revenge has never been so sweet until Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus or Revenge of the Bat comes to town on 4th October 2013. This gala charity operetta will be held at the Dorsett Grand Subang, Grand Selangor Ballroom. It is a comedy operetta in English with 3 acts. The stage will be glamorously decorated according to 1920’s Australian Art Decoration. This will be the first time the operetta is being staged in Malaysia, with its 11 cast members and 9 members creative team.   
Themed “The Revenge of the Bat”, the prologue of the musical tells the story of how Dr Falke was hideously embarrassed by his best friend Gabriel Eisenstein when left naked in the centre of town with only his mask to cover his crown jewels after a drunken fancy masquerade ball.
 Die Fledermaus, Revenge of the Bat, Operetta, opera, Johann Strauss, Dorsett Grand Subang

The Operetta is directed by Frank Ford AM, Brian Chatterton OAM as the musical director of “Die Fledermaus, has been the Musical Director of Co-Opera since its inception in 1990. Taking on the role of ‘Eisenstein’, Australian Tenor Tasso Bouyessis is equally at home on both opera stage and concert platform. He is highly regarded and respected for his versatility and experience in opera, oratoria and lieder; having received awards in The Herald Sun Aria, The Sydney Performing Arts Challenge and is a winner of the State Opera of South Australia Aria Award. Tasso’s roles include ‘Alfredo’, (La Traviata) ‘Ismael’, (Nabucco) for Opera Wanganui, New Zealand, ‘Rodolfo’, (La Boheme) ‘Pinkerton, (Madame Butterfly) ‘Tamino’, (The Magic Flute) ‘Don Jose’’, (Carmen) Co-Opera, as well as numerous minor principal roles with The State Opera of South Australia.

Nicholas Cannon, who plays the role of ‘Falke’, has performed in Carousel with the Production Company in Melbourne, Sunday in the Park with George with the State Opera Company of South Australia and his own cabaret show.

You can expect a lot of fun, mayhem and lots of champagne on stage during the musical. Since its first premiere in 1874, Die Fledermaus has received global theatrical ‘full-house’ respond whenever the musical is staged. 

The main producer of the show, Co-Opera is the most travelled opera company in Australia and possibly in the world. The new production of Die Fledermaus in Malaysia is fully sponsored by the Australian Government and in collaboration with Showtime Asia. Showtime Asia is the performing arts Management Company and producer in Malaysia. The sponsors for the show are Land & General Berhad and MBSB Malaysia Building Society Berhad. 

Die Fledermaus, Revenge of the Bat, Operetta, opera, Johann Strauss, Dorsett Grand Subang
Die Fledermaus Revenge of the Bat by Johann Strauss

The charity operetta tickets are priced at RM110, RM220, RM330 and RM440 each, with part of the proceeds raised from this event will be channeled to Kiwanis Club of Bukit Kiara in support of the Clubs’ continuous service to the community-at-large. Tickets reservation can be made via http://www.ticketcharge.com.my. CIMB credit cardholders will enjoy 10% discount valid from 21st Sept 2013 onwards.

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