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Die Fledermaus: Revenge of the Bat
Composed by Johann Strauss, Libretto/adaptation by Amanda Smith
Directed by Anna Theodosakis
Design by Katrin Whitehead
March 25 – 28, 2021 - FREE Online Streaming
This production will be pre-recorded and available to view FREE on Vimeo via private link. To request the link please visit: https://bit.ly/3t2fTYz
View the Die Fledermaus program.
For more information on the creative process during COVID times, please see the student’s “Opera Creation Blog”: https://dalopera.wordpress.com
Dal Opera presents a new digital adaptation of Johan Strauss’ Die Fledermaus: Revenge of the Bat, a light-hearted farce with lots of mistaken identities, flirtation, and practical jokes. The updated libretto by Amanda Smith, conceived especially for this production, sets the scene in a pre-pandemic world on Dalhousie University’s student campus. Dal Opera’s singing artists have pivoted to the digital medium, creating a punchy rendition of this classic operetta.
The creative team is led by Anna Theodosakis, director; Katrin Whitehead, costume design; Greg Myra, piano tracks; and Neil Craighead, editor.
Anna Theodosakis is a stage director and choreographer based in Toronto. She is a sessional lecturer for the University of British Columbia and a guest lecturer this season with Dalhousie University, Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Toronto, University of Lethbridge, the Glenn Gould School, and the University of Manitoba. Anna is a dramatic coach for the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio and directed the Ensemble in their 2019 mainstage performance of La bohème as well as their 2018 Ensemble Showcase featuring Dido and Aeneas. She also directed the COC’s Opera for Young Audiences WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story. Anna is a teaching artist with the COC, Roy Thomson Hall and Massey Hall, and Opera InReach. She is a 2020/2021 RBC Future Launch Artist Fellow with the Association for Opera in Canada. Recent directing credits include: Don Giovanni (Brott Opera), dawn always begins in the bones (University of Toronto/Manitoba, COC Ensemble, 21C Festival), The Tender Land and Les contes d’Hoffmann (Opera Laurier), Haus Musik 6 (Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra), and Tears of the Knife/Hin und Zurück (Glenn Gould School). This summer she will direct Brott Opera’s Cosi fan tutte. www.annatheodosakis.com