Friday, February 26, 2010

SXU Music Department presents Opera in an Hour! An After-School Performance of “Die Fledermaus”

Operetta to be performed in English on March 10 at SXU

Chicago (Feb. 26, 2010) Saint Xavier University’s Department of Music presents a one-hour narrated performance of Johann Strauss’ beloved operetta “Die Fledermaus” at 4 p.m. on Wed., March 10 in McGuire Hall at the University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

General admission is $6. Senior citizen admission is $5, and high school and junior college student admission is $2. SXU faculty, staff and students may attend free with ID.

Die Fledermaus tells the story of Gabriel von Eisenstein, who does not let his marriage to Rosalinda stand in the way of frequent dalliances with other beautiful young ladies. On his way to serve a brief jail term for insulting a public official, Eisenstein attends Prince Orlofsky’s party where he woos a glamorous Hungarian countess, who turns out to be none other than Rosalinda, seeking—and getting—her revenge for her husband’s indiscretions.

“'Die Fledermaus' is one of the most enduring and celebrated operettas in the world and features waltzes, polkas and lively melodies. The show examines the extravagant life of the upper class in late 19th-century Vienna,” said Performance Director and Director of Vocal Studies Jan Bickel, DMA. “‘Die Fledermaus,’ which translates to ‘The Bat,’ involves practical jokes, mistaken identities, disguises and royal parties.”

For more information or to reserve seats, please contact Annette Adamus in the Department of Music at (773) 298-3421 or



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
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