Author: Kelly Dean Hansen

DAILY CAMERA: ‘Fledermaus’ takes CU opera to new heights

Leigh Holman has achieved such heights in her tenure that it seems almost unthinkable that she could reach a new level of excellence. But Holman, the director of University of Colorado Eklund Opera, music director Nicholas Carthy, and the program have done just that with the utterly joyous production of “Die Fledermaus” (“The Bat”) by Johann Strauss Jr., which opens the 2016-17 season at Macky Auditorium on Friday with repeat performances Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

The production builds on the already winning material of the best-known of all German operettas by using a wonderful English-language version of the spoken dialogue (with some topical references thrown in), not to mention two stellar casts of lead singer-actors (one for Friday and Sunday and another for Saturday). The work is also sung in English in a standard translation, but titles are nonetheless provided, which greatly enhances the experience.

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