Singing, Laughter and Waltzing as Strauss comes to Parkway Heights | Events
When Johann Strauss conceived of his farcical operetta “Die Fledermaus” (The Bat), he might have been hard pressed to imagine all the comical improvisations and reinventions that would shape it since its debut in 1874.
The Southern Opera and Musical Theatre Company’s program takes it to another place literally and figuratively. With The University of Southern Mississippi’s Mannoni Performing Arts Center under renovation, the second offering of the Symphony’s 93rd season moves to Parkway Heights United Methodist Church (Oct. 16 and Oct. 19) and offers a comic evening unlike anything one would expect when hearing the word: “opera.”
“It is an extremely funny show with over-the-top characters and situations,” said doctoral conducting student Jennifer Hart who conducts the performances. “Often, people think that opera is stuffy or that they won't understand it, but this is a show for everyone.”
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