The Opera Gala: Soirée at Prince Orlofsky’s

Apr 17, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Continuing a tradition of more than fifty years, the Florida Southern College’s Festival of Fine Arts 2018-2019 season is filled with vibrant events showcasing the arts. Whether it’s music, dance, theatre, or art – there is something for everyone.

The Opera Gala: Soirée at Prince Orlofsky’s

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.    

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