|Written by Administrator II|
|Thursday, 19 September 2013 14:06|
Date: 28 September 2013
In celebration of its 40th anniversary as sister cities, George Town and Adelaide presents “Die Fledermaus” (Revenge of the Bat), a comedic operetta set in the glamorous high society of 1920s Art Deco Australia. Tickets for this one-day event can be purchased at the Tourist Information Centre on Beach Street (Whiteaways Arcade) or at any Switch Outlets in Penang, and is priced at RM100 and RM60 for adults and RM20 for students.
Sung in English, the operetta tells the story of Dr Falke who was left naked in the centre of town by his best friend Eisenstein after a drunken masked ball. After waking up embarrassed in front of the whole town, Dr Falke sets out to seek revenge. The stage is set for the music of the Waltz King, Johann Strauss to lead the audience on a merry musical chase.
Produced by Co-Opera and organised by Penang Global Tourism, Penang Arts Council and Penang Philharmonic Orchestra, the funds raise through this performance will be channelled mainly towards the purchase of new musical instruments for the Penang Philharmonic.