Die Fledermaus
Canberra Opera Inc presents
Die Fledermaus

5 May 2017 to 14 May 2017

Canberra Opera presents Die Fledermaus. Music by Johann Strauss II, Libretto by C Haffner and Richard Genee, New English Translation and Musical arrangement by IAN GLEDHILL of Pavillion Music By Arrangement with David Spicer Productions www.davidspicer.com.au

Revenge is a dish best served cold!! Die Fledermaus is a journey from boudoir to ballroom to gaol. Throw in some farce, a lot of humour and just a little cunning and you have the recipe for comic operetta at its best! Champagne anyone?

The pinnacle of Viennese operetta, Die Fledermaus is light, frothy and utterly charming. Combining the beautiful waltzes of Johann Strauss II with some of the best young voices in Canberra, director Karyn Tisdell has reimagined the story in a more contemporary setting. The year is 1955, London, England. With the end of 14 long years of rationing, we find our main characters living life to the fullest. The Eisenstein’s are wealthy aristocrats, a little bored by life, but nevertheless entertaining themselves with intrigue, shopping and champagne fuelled parties. Little do they know the events of one evening will change things forever when one of their friends enacts revenge for a past wrong.

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Creatives Karyn Tisdell Karyn Tisdell
Karyn has been involved in many theatre productions including Geraldine Granger in The Vicar of Dibley (Tempo Theatre); Gina Marino in The Witches of Eastwick (Supa Productions), Jazz Garters II (Canberra Rep), Oklahoma! (Free Rain Theatre); Fiddler on the RoofLes MiserablesEvita and Lisa in The Pirates of Penzance (Canberra Philo). Karyn is a principal artist with Canberra Opera starring in their production of Suor Angelica in the title role as well as making her directorial debut for their 2017 production of Die Fledermaus. Karyn runs her own singing studio, La Voce Singing Studio, in Monash as well as teaching singing at Leg’s Dance Studio. 2018 will see Karyn reprising her role of Geraldine in The Vicar of Dibley: The Second Coming. more ...
Cast Andrew Barrow Andrew Barrow


Andrew has had a love of music from birth and has studied music of some kind, be I piano, clarinet or singing from age 8. Andrew studied Performance Arts at the University of Wollongong with Lotte Latukefu and Classical Voice at the Australian National University under Celina Lindsley, Allan Hicks and Louise Page.

Andrew made his off stage debut with Canberra Opera in 2016 with the men’s chorus for Suor Angelica. Prior to this he has appeared in Pirates of Penzance (Canberra Philharmonic Society, 2015), The Magic Flute (Australian National University, 2007), Hello Dolly (Canberra Philharmonic Society, 2015), Guys & Dolls (Phoenix Players, 2004) and Grease (G-String Productions, 2003).

Andrew is currently under the expert tutelage of Gavan Fairclough and coaching of Chloe Lankshear.

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