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Johann Strauss II
Estimated runtime: 3 hours including two intermissions
Sung in English with English and German subtitles
MASQUERADES, MISTAKEN IDENTITIES AND A BALL
satirizes the decadent society of his time. Before serving a short jail sentence for offending the tax collector, Gabriel von Eisenstein stops by Prince Orlofsky’s ball as a last-minute diversion. Eisenstein and
his friends are confounded by masked identities while spouses push the limits of fidelity. After
hilarious twists and turns
, the evening’s indiscretions are ascribed to the effects of too much bubbly champagne.
OPERETTA AT ITS FINEST
This new production will be directed by Tomer Zvulun and will include tenor Gordon Gietz as Alfred, Kelly Kaduce as Rosalinda and tenor Liam Bonner as Eisenstein, whose voice has been described as a "big baritone" by -
The Wall Street Journal
. Lyric Opera Artistic Director Ward Holmquist will conduct members of The Kansas City Symphony. Pre-show Opera Previews - 1 hour prior to curtain in the Muriel Kauffman Theatre auditorium presented by the Lyric Opera Guild.
”Johann Strauss II was a consummate master of operetta. We are pleased to bring to you a work of great panache and comic timing which will round out our season’s offerings and give our audience a truly entertaining conclusion to this season.” –