‘Die Fledermaus’ opera on stage today


Looking for something quite different to do this afternoon?

Well, if you act, quick like a bunny, you can make it to Vero Beach to see “Die Fledermaus,” Johann Strauss’ opera about deception and practical jokes. The production, which features the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, stars international opera singers.

They are: Timothy Renner as Eisenstein, Helen Todd as Rosalinde, Cairan Ryan as Falke, Leila Bowie as Adele, Gennard Lombardozzi as Alfred, Julie Miller as Orlofsky and Reuben L. Lillie as Frank.

The opera is music directed by Bruce Stasnya, stage directed by Russell Franks and all under the artistic direction of Roman Ortega-Cowan, a big area name in the field of opera. It also involves many respected organizations, including: The Vero Beach Opera Chorus, singers from the Stetson Opera Theatre, the Vero Beach Choral Society and dancers from The Royal Ballroom.

It begins 3 p.m. today (Sunday, Jan. 10) at the Vero Beach High School, 1707 16th Street, Vero Beach, FL. Tickets range from $30 to $100, with student tickets at half price. Call 772-564-5537 or purchase tickets online at