DIE FLEDERMAUS @ Sarasota Opera
By Johann Strauss II, libretto by Karl Haffner and Richard Genée.
Conducted by David Neely, Set Design by David Gordon, Costume Design by Howard Tsvi Kaplan, Artistic Administrator – Greg Trupiano, Executive Director – Susan Danis, Artistic Director – Victor DeRenzi
(Reviews Below Picture)
“A delicious feast for both eyes and ears. This production has it all in spades. Superb stage direction by Michael Unger included physical comedy and pratfalls executed cleanly with great effect. The cast managed to keep pace with both the musical and acting demands brilliantly. From start to finish, the Sarasota Opera has produced a winner…” (Sarasota Herald Tribune)
“This production, directed by Michael Unger, is effervescent, delicious and totally delightful; bringing joyful guffaws in the theatre and happy hums outside. Unger is gloriously surefooted – he has artfully walked the dangerously thin line between broad comedy and philosophical observations. His direction draws out an honesty of feeling that’s often lacking in broad comedies. This “Fledermaus” is batting a thousand.” (Longboat Observer)
“A finer production is hard to imagine” (Venice Gondolier)