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Texas Tech University Opera Theatre will present Die Fledermaus (The Bat) by Johann Strauss on Nov. 13 and Nov. 14 at the Crickets Theater at The Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock.  

The opera production will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and at 2 p.m. Nov. 14.  

Die Fledermaus is a comedic work set in Vienna, Austria. The storyline revolves around a trick played on Gabriel von Einstein by his friend, Dr. Falke, according to a news release from The Buddy Holly Hall. The spoken dialogue of the show will be in English and songs will be in German with English supertitles.  

Performers include many graduate students from the School of Music Voice/Opera Program. The show will be conducted by guest conductor Viswa Subbaraman, is directed by Gerald Dolter and is choreographed by Nathalie van Gilder.  

Tickets are on sale at 10 a.m. They can be purchased online at, by calling ETIX at (800)514-3849, ext. 1, or at the venue box office at 1300 Mac Davis Lane from noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Tickets are $10 (plus taxes and fees) for the general public and free to all Texas Tech students with a valid ID.  

Ellysa Harris, Muleshoe Journal


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