The Opera Gala: Soirée at Prince Orlofsky’s

April 17, 2019 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Branscomb Auditorium Florida Southern College Lakeland

The Opera Gala: Soir e at Prince Orlofsky’s with Director Mark Thomsen and Conductor Kira Omelchenko on April 17 at 7:30 PM at Branscomb Auditorium. A masked ball takes place at Prince Orlofsky’s Villa in Vienna, and as guests arrive (including Eisenstein, Adele, Dr. Falke, and Rosalinde), many begin to resemble people or characters from other lands or operas. As the energy builds (and the champagne flows), guests begin performing scenes from various operas and operettas by composers that include Mozart, Puccini, and Gilbert & Sullivan. Finally, the evening comes to a convincing end as they all waltz off into the night, just as Johann Strauss’ Act II of Die Fledermaus concludes.