Tale of re­venge

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A fa­mous op­eretta of re­venge, mis­taken iden­ti­ties and flir­ta­tions is play­ing at The Fac­tory The­atre un­til Satur­day.

Filled with well-known tunes and waltzes, the Opera Fac­tory’s Christ­mas per­for­mance of Die Fle­d­er­maus is be­ing per­formed in English by some of Auck­land’s lead­ing singers.

NBR New Zealand Opera stars Emma Slo­man and Cameron Bar­clay are tak­ing to the stage along­side NZ Aria Awards re­cent run­nerup Christie Cook.

The comedic opera is a global hit year af­ter year dur­ing the Christ­mas sea­son with both sea­soned opera-go­ers and first-timers.

Cen­tral Auck­land doc­tor Ai­dan Gill is swap­ping his stetho­scope for a swag bag, play­ing Eisen­stein the crim­i­nal.

He has been a mem­ber of the Opera Fac­tory since the age of 11.

Funds raised will sup­port next year’s pro­gramme of ed­u­ca­tion, train­ing and per­for­mance op­por­tu­ni­ties for up-and-coming clas­si­cal singers.

Die Fle­d­er­maus runs un­til De­cem­ber 15 at 7 Eden St, New­mar­ket.

Go to iticket.co.nz for tick­ets. Phone 921 7801.

Photo: MICHAEL SMITH PHO­TOG­RA­PHY.

Flir­ta­tious opera: The Opera Fac­tory per­form­ers Ella Smith, Adam Thompson, Ai­dan Gill, Elis­a­beth Har­ris and Emma Slo­man are tak­ing to the stage for the Christ­mas pro­duc­tion Die Fle­d­er­maus.

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