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The Opera Orlando Encore! broadcast of Die Fledermaus will be available for purchase and viewing from December 31 to January 17.

Cast changes include the addition of soprano Susan Hellman Spatafora, taking on the role of Rosalinda, wife to Grammy award-winning baritone and executive director Gabriel Preisser's Eisenstein. Celebrated by Opera News for her "perfect yearningly optimistic coloring-golden and radiant," Ms. Spatafora has recently performed with Palm Beach Opera, Opera Tampa, Sarasota Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, and Central City Opera. She can be seen in the title role in the 2017 Naxos DVD release of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah and will be reprising the role of Rosalinda in Gulfshore Opera's Die Fledermaus later this season. Ms. Spatatfora will be making her MainStage debut with the Company.

Additionally, the role of Rosalinda's ex-lover Alfred will now be sung by international tenor David Margulis, who was most recently featured in Opera Orlando's Fifth Anniversary Party in September of this year, available to watch online via the Opera's YouTube channel. Mr. Margulis thrilled Orlando audiences in his debut with the Opera as Ernesto in the 2016 production of Don Pasquale. He returns to Orlando, having performed with some of the finest companies domestically and abroad, including Opernhaus Zürich, Arizona Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Austin Opera, Opera Nationale de Lorraine, and the Verbier Festival. The role of the feisty and ambitious maid Adele has also changed, with Opera Orlando 2020-21 studio artist and soprano Kyaunnee Richardson stepping in and making her MainStage debut with the Company.

It has been quite a journey getting back to live and in-person performances, and these cast changes reflect the Company's commitment to ensuring everyone involved with the production feels safe and considered: each staff member, the cast and production team, the volunteers, and audiences. The Opera continues to work closely with Dr. Phillips Center on safety protocols and procedures in anticipation of the opening of Die Fledermaus: The Revenge of the Bat.



Access is $25 per household.

Streaming begins at 7 p.m. on New Year's Eve, December 31, and will close Friday, January 15th at midnight.

A private link for viewing will be shared with you on December 31 (or on your date of purchase if past that time) via email to the email address that you provide at check-out.


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