Future opera singers are easily identified at birth due to their multi-octave crying and graceful bows as they emerge from the womb. Check out how far these toddling tenors have come with this GrouponLive deal to see Die Fledermaus, presented by Opera on the James at the E.C. Glass Civic Auditorium on Sunday, November 11, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $29, you get two tickets for reserved seating, which is shown in green on the seating chart (a $58 value).
- For $44, you get two tickets for preferred reserve seating, which is shown in blue on the seating chart (an $88 value).
Opera on the James, a company in its seventh season, simultaneously entertains and educates audiences with locally produced, classic operas. Formed by dedicated volunteers in the Lynchburg community, its productions incorporate the talents of up-and-coming local actors and well-known traveling opera singers. Amanda Pabyan—one of America’s most distinguished coloratura sopranos, whose resume includes starring roles in multiple New York City Opera productions—joins the company for Johann Strauss II's sprightly tale of 19th century Austrian intrigue in Die Fledermaus, which is German for "the bat." Following the jail-dodging machinations of protagonist Eisenstein, the misfortunes of his unfaithful wife's lover, and an elaborate revenge plot set at a lavish masquerade ball, the fast-moving story keeps audiences enthralled with mistaken identities, amorous escapades, and rollicking music. The show will be performed in English, eliminating the need for an interpreter or an emergency trip to Europe.