Die Fledermaus


Die Fledermaus     
by Johann Strauss, Jr.

October 27, 2017, 7:30PM
October 29, 2017, 2:00PM
Reineke Festival Concert Hall, NDSU

Waltzes as intoxicating as champagne abound  at Prince Orlofsky's masked-ball, where elaborate plots are uncorked and romantic entanglements go astray.  At the center of it all is suave and charming Dr. von Eisenstein, blissfully unaware that the saucy & mysterious Hungarian countess he is wooing is actually his wife, Rosalinde.  By daybreak, the party guests find themselves at the city jail, where the Eisenstein's rekindle their mutual passion and everyone is free to leave, following a final chorus of course - in honor of champagne.  

Meet the Cast 

  Elizabeth Lewis    (Rosalinde)

  Ms. Lewis is the recent recipient of the Marten Bequest  Traveling Scholarship for 2017 awarded by the Australia  Council for the Arts.  She was also the winner of the 2015  Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship from the Opera  Foundation for Young Australians and the 2015 Sydney  Opera House Award. Elizabeth is a graduate of the  Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (QCGU).  After completing her Bachelor of Music in 2008, she  continued to complete a Master of Music Studies in 2010,  also at the QCGU. Elizabeth was a 2017 Gate City Bank  Young Artist with FM Opera and was seen in Speed Dating Tonight! and appeared as Edith in The Pirates of Penzance last season as part of that program. 

 For more information about Ms. Lewis, please visit her  website    http://www.elizabethlewis.com.au/


Christopher Burchett     ( Eisenstein   

Christopher Burchett’s rich, no-holds-barred voice and committed stagecraft have earned him a place on the stages of opera companies throughout the United States and Europe including New York City Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, the Estates Theatre, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Worth Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, Virginia Opera, Prototype Festival, Opera Omaha, Opera Saratoga, Eugene Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Kentucky Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Most recently, Opera News described Christopher as a “fearlessly vulnerable” performer “who gave an unflinchingly, heroically human performance that will linger long in the memory.”

Christopher returns to Fargo-Moorhead Opera having last been seen here in the 2013 World Premiere production of "The Poe Project".

For more details on Mr. Burchett:   http://www.christopherburchett.com/index.asp  

    Julia Lamon    (Adele)


Minnesota born soprano, Julia Lamon, is returning to Fargo-Moorhead Opera after having been seen as the Dew Fairy in Hansel and Gretel.  Since that time, Julia has appeared with Miami Summer Music Festival, Manhattan School of Music, New York City Opera Theatre, & Loon Opera. She holds a Bachelor's Degree of Music in Vocal Performance from Concordia College and an M.M. in Voice from   Manhattan School of Music.

 Learn more about Julia at   http://julialamon.com/

Nicholas DeMeo  (Alfred)   

Nick was a 2017 Gate City Bank Young Artist with Fargo-Moorhead Opera. While in the program he appeared in Speed Dating Tonight! and in The Pirates of Penzance.   In the 2015/16 season, Mr. DeMeo was a    member of Pensacola Opera’s Artist-in-Residence program. There he was seen in    main-stage productions of La traviata (Gastone) and The Merry Widow (St. Brioche),  as well as a workshop production of Jake Heggie’s   Out of Darkness    His previous  engagements include Borsa in   Rigoletto with Opera in the Heights (Houston) and  Pang in  Turandot   with Shreveport Opera.     Mr. DeMeo has also spent summers as a y oung artist with Central City Opera, Caramoor, Brevard Music Center, and Seagle  Music Colony. Other previous roles include Fenton in  Falstaff , Rinuccio in   Gianni  Schicchi , Tamino in   Die Zauberflöte , Camille in   The Merry Widow , Valére in   Tartuffe    Ulises in   Salsipuedes , and Valzacchi in   Der Rosenkavalier 

Mr. DeMeo is an alumnus of    Stetson University (B.M.) and the University of Houston (M.M).

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