An Operetta on Masked Revenge


What can possibly NOT happen during a drunken masked ball? Penang found out when Die Fledermaus, an operetta specially own in from Adelaide, graced our stage in September.

Applause, laughter and gasps reverberated throughout Dewan Sri Pinang when Die Fledermaus took the stage on September 28. Sung in English (with lyrics projected on two screens), the light opere a, originally composed by Johann Strauss II in

Performed by Co-Opera, Australia’s oldest and busiest touring opera company, the opere a was brought to Penang by the MPPP and the Adelaide City Council to commemorate their 40th year as sister cities. Funds from the one- night performance will be channelled mainly to the Penang Philharmonic Orchestra for the purchase of new musical instruments.

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