Opera Orlando Returns to Live Performance with ‘Die Fledermaus’

By David Salazar

Opera Orlando is set to return to the stage in 2020-21 with a production of “Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat.”

The showcase, which will take place on Dec. 17 and 19 at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, will be feature soprano Abigail Rethwisch as Rosalinda in her company debut as well as Gabriel Preisser as Eisenstein. Other cast members include Ben Gulley, Cree Carrico, Tyler Putnam, Sarah Nordin, Brian Douchette, Andrew Pardini, and Gloria Palermo.

Opera Orlando will be upholding safety protocols and procedures to ensure a safe experience for all attendees and performers.

“In addition to getting input from fellow opera and theater companies who have started to re-open, we are incorporating CDC recommendations, local official guidance, and input from our Company partner Orlando Health in preparing to launch our 2020-21 season in December,” Preisser, who is also the company’s executive director said in a press release. “We have taken the time to ensure we have best practices in place as we get back to producing opera and celebrating our fifth anniversary season with five new productions. It is exciting to be back On the MainStage in just a month’s time, and I am personally looking forward to seeing everyone there.”

Preisser will also direct the production, which will be conducted by Jorge Parodi.