Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Opera/Theatre program will present one of the most famous operettas of all time, Die Fledermaus. Performances will be held on Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9, at 2:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Cultural Activities Center (CAC) at 3011 North 3rd Street in Temple.
Die Fledermaus was composed by Johann Strauss II with a libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée. Since its debut performance in 1874 Vienna, the operetta has been performed around the globe and adapted into more than a dozen films.
While the original libretto is German, this performance will feature English dialogue written by George Hogan, the director of the UMHB Opera and Musical Theatre program. Hogan will be conducting the orchestra throughout the show. Penny Hogan has developed the stage direction for the show.
UMHB students can pick up free tickets to Die Fledermaus from Melanie Brazeal in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.For additional tickets, contact the CAC box office at (254) 773-9926.