An Operetta on Masked Revenge

By Julia Tan, Photography courtesy of Penang Global Tourism

December 2013 REVIEW
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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 the late 19th century, amused the audience with mild ribaldry and risqué comedy.Performed by Co-Opera,...

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Julia Tan

went to primary and secondary school at Convent Pulau Tikus before continuing sixth form at St. Xavier’s Institution; any other school was out of the question. She misses the fried rice at the school canteen, and laments the passing of the wan tan mee lady.

Photography courtesy of Penang Global Tourism