Finger Lakes Opera - "Die Fledermaus"

Canandaigua Academy
435 East Street
435 East Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: (585) 532-2711
Date(s): August 10, 2018
Time: Friday, August 10, 7:30 PM / Sunday, August 12, 2:00 PM
Price: $40 - $50 - $75

World-class opera comes to the heart of the Finger Lakes. Finger Lakes Opera has moved to its new home in Canandaigua. 

"Die Fledermaus" is a comedic masterpiece of mistaken identities and amorous double-dealing is sure to entertain and captivate

Who are the principals? Learn about them here.

Elena O'Connor, as Rosalinde

A Rochester native, Ms O’Connor made her European debut last June with the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden in the title role of Tosca. The following month she was called as a last-minute cover for Sondra Radvanovsky as the title role in Aida at the Chorégies D'Orange Festival; in August she appeared in both performances of Paul-Émile Fourny's production on the stage of Orange's 7,300-seat ancient Roman theater alongside tenor Marcelo Álvarez, led by Paolo Arrivabeni.

Jonathan Michie, as Eisenstein

Mr. Michie holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Eastman School of Music. Praised for his "vocal mastery and theatrical panache" (San Francisco Chronicle), Mr. Michie is returning to the ensemble of Oper Leipzig for the 2017-18 season, reprising his characterizations of Papegeno in Die Zauberflöte, Dandini in La Cenerentola, Ottokar in Der Freischütz, Ping in Turandot and Le conseiller de Thou in Gounod's Cinq-Mars

Valentina Farcas, as Adele

Ms. Varcas' most recent engagements include her first Violetta in La Traviata with Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, Cleopatra in a new production of Handel's Giulio Cesare at the Komische Opera Berlin, and her Japanese debut with Despina in Cosi fan tutte. She has previously performed the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, and at Teatro Municipal de Santiago Chile.

Bray Wilkins, as Alfred

Mr. Wilkins is often praised for his sweet, romantic, and balanced sonority, which combined with his natural simpatico and sincere musicality, make him a consistent audience favorite. In the 2015/16 season, Mr. Wilkins sang Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi with Mobile Opera and returned to Opera Company of Middlebury to perform Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas. Last season in Middlebury he appeared as Pong in Turandot, and with Little Opera Theatre of New York he sang Micah in Carlisle Floyd's Slow Dusk.

Clara Nieman, as Orlofsky

Praised by Opera News for her “striking mezzo,” Ms. Nieman returns to Kentucky Opera in 2017-18 as Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos, Jade Boucher in Dead Man Walking, and Berta in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and debuts with St. Petersburg Opera as Annina in La Traviata. Clara will also return to the Lexington Philharmonic as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, debuts with Bourbon Baroque singing Handel arias, and will join the Louisville Master Chorale for a concert of opera favorites.

Finger Lakes Opera - "Die Fledermaus"