Contact: Wendel Sloan at 575.562.2253
PORTALES—The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales will present the operetta “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat) in the Campus Union Ballroom with a dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7 and the show at 7:15 p.m. The show for Sunday, Feb 8 will be preceded with high tea at 1 p.m. and the performance at 2:15 p.m. The performance is directed by Jeannie Ornellas, ENMU music professor.
The cast features new assistant professor of voice Jason Vest as the rejected suitor Alfred, and ENMU graduate Caleb Howl as Eisenstein. Other roles are performed by ENMU students and students from the 1-2-1 Chinese exchange program.
The operetta tells the story of Prince Orlovsky, a young Russian with so much money it bores him, who is seeking new entertainment for his grand party. At the same time, Dr. Falke is seeking revenge on his good friend Gabriel Eisenstein for a trick that Eisenstein played on him some years before. With hidden identities, dancing and drinking, the “Revenge of the Bat” is accomplished. The result is an evening full of fun, beautiful women and song.
Tickets for the dinner and show, or for the show only, can be purchased with ticket order forms available at local merchants, or by calling the opera box office at 575.562.2561.
For more information, contact Kathi Fraze at 575.562.2377. (photo by Jeannie Ornellas)