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Final Stretch for Die Fledermaus!

"Time to break out the champagne! Die Fledermaus is a rich, racy triumph!" Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star.

It looks like our new production of Die Fledermaus is a great hit with critics and audiences alike! But don't fret, there are still three performances of Strauss's satirical operetta left. The best dates for availability are October 30 and November 1. Pick a night and choose your own Adele! We still have one performance left with Ambur Braid on November 1, and Mireille Asselin performs October 30 and in our final performance on November 3. If that wasn't enough of an incentive, come frocked in your Fledermaus finery on October 30 while we host a costume meetup on Ring 3 during intermission. There are still many ways to join the party!

Here are four more reasons why you shouldn't miss Die Fledermaus, or why you should come again.

1. Get a full look at Constance Hoffman's creative costumes!

"Costume Designer Constance Hoffman has done a wonderful job at blurring the lines of gender roles while providing us with a kaleidoscope of colour and imaginative designs." - Shannon Christy, CharPoCanada.  

2. Rediscover the addictive music by Johann Strauss II, played perfectly by the COC Orchestra.

"One must just say that conductor Johannes Debus makes Strauss’s score seem edgy and fresh, almost as though Strauss had just had a one-night stand with Kurt Weill." - Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star.

3. See why everybody is raving about our Adeles, Ambur Braid and Mireille Asselin!

"Ambur Braid’s Adele, the maid who steals her mistress’ gown for the ball where she flirts with her mistress’ husband, is a show-stopper for comic acting, sparky singing and all-around glamour." - Stanley Fefferman, BachTrack.

Asselin…toss[es] off her coloratura perfectly, the high notes like dots of whipped cream arcing through the air.”  - Leslie Barcza, Barczablog.

4. Watch our leads and chorus sparkle and have the time of their lives!

"The singers are a delight. David Pomeroy steals all his scenes as Rosalinde’s opera-loving paramour, Alfred; Barrett’s rich baritone redefines the word “authoritative”; Wilson’s voice has ample power and a silvery sheen; Schade is a fine comic singer; and Braid, a knockout in a gold and fur outfit in act two, sparkles like an uncorked bottle of champers." - Glenn Sumi, Now Toronto.

Go behind the scenes with our Inside Opera series about Die Fledermaus.

Watch our montage video for a preview of Die Fledermaus.

Read more about Die Fledermaus!

Die Fledermaus is a rich, racy triumph! - Richard Ouzounian positively raves about the bat girls, Ambur Braid and everything in between. 

Die Fledermaus - Glenn Sumi was delighted by the production, particularly the music, the costumes and our enthusiastic cast.

Christopher Alden goes batty for Die Fledermaus - Stanley Fefferman finds himself won over by the spectacle and charm of Alden's colourful and adventurous take on the operetta.

Die Fledermaus - S. Bear Bergman for Mooney on Theatre is charmed by Tamara Wilson, impressed by Ambur Braid and entertained by the COC Chorus.

Photos: (top) A scene from the Canadian Opera Company’s new production of Die Fledermaus; (middle) Tamara Wilson as Rosalinde, Michael Schade as Gabriel von Eisenstein and Ambur Braid as Adele; (middle) Michael Schade as Gabriel von Eisenstein and James Westman as Frank; (middle) Ambur Braid as Adele and Peter Barrett as Dr. Falke; (bottom) David Pomeroy as Alfred, James Westman as Frank and Tamara Wilson as Rosalinde. Photo: (top) Chris Hutcheson; (middle) Chris Hutcheson; (middle) Michael Cooper; (middle) Michael Cooper; (bottom) Michael Cooper.

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001



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