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DVO celebrates 30th with ‘Carmen,’ ‘Fledermaus’

June 29, 2016

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Opera (DVO) will present two operas this summer, its 30th anniversary season: “Die Fledermaus” by Strauss and “Carmen” by Bizet, at the Tusten Theatre on Bridge Street.

“Die Fledermaus” is a witty, urbane comedy sung in English, on July 16 and 17 and July 23 and 24. “Carmen” is a passionate drama with gypsies and smugglers, sung in English, on August 13 and 14 and August 20 and 21. Sunday performances start at 2 p.m. and Saturdays start at 8 p.m.

The female protagonist in both of these operas is a powerful woman, headstrong and self-aware. Rosalinda is urbane, drinking champagne and leading the dance, while Carmen is a gypsy full of passion and danger.

The company is presenting both operas in English to enhance the immediacy of the music and heighten the audience’s experience. Some of the singers are local, and others come into our area from Manhattan to spend a few weeks in staging rehearsals and music coaching. For more information visit