Colonial screens Vienna’s ‘Fledermaus’

Feb 18, 2014
Prinz Orlofsky (Zoryana Kushpler) exults at the success of his all-night party in “Die Fledermaus.”

Belfast — Colonial Theatre's More Than Movies series continues with “Die Fledermaus” by Johann Strauss (1874), sung in German and captured live at Vienna State Opera in December 2011. It runs just under three hours and will be screened Sunday, March 2, at 1:30 p.m.

Flirting and philandering are the mainstays of this story, with a masquerade ball and purposeful mistaken identities adding to the bumbling lovers' adventures. Singing key roles are Kurt Streit, Michaela Kaune and Zoryana Kushpler.

Admission is $10.25, $8.25 for teens and $5.25 for children. The Colonial Theatre is located at 163 High St. Wine and beer are served, along with an expanded concession menu. For more information, call 338-5087.

Upcoming in the series is: the New York City Philharmonic production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” starring Stephen Colbert, Neal Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Martha Plimpton and others, Sundays, March 9 and 16, at 1:30 p.m. and Friday, March 14, at 7 p.m.; W.A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” sung in German and captured live at the Salzburg Festival, Sunday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m.; Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” sung in French and captured live at Paris Opera, Sunday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m.; and Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel & Gretel,” sung in German and captured live at Paris Opera, Sunday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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