Music department set for production

Courtesy photo The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University is presenting the operetta “Die Fledermaus,” which means “The Bat,” this weekend.

CNJ Staff

The Department of Music at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales
will present the operetta Die Fledermaus in the Campus Union Ballroom
with a dinner this weekend. The performance is directed by Jeannie
Ornellas, ENMU music professor.

The cast features new assistant professor of voice Jason Vest as the
rejected suitor Alfred, and ENMU graduate Caleb Howl as Eisenstein.
Other roles are performed by ENMU students and students from the 1-2-1
Chinese exchange program.

The operetta tells the story of Prince Orlovsky, a young Russian
with so much money it bores him, who is seeking new entertainment for
his grand party. At the same time, Dr. Falke is seeking revenge on his
good friend Gabriel Eisenstein for a trick that Eisenstein played on
him some years before. With hidden identities, dancing and drinking,
the “Revenge of the Bat” is accomplished.

Fast facts
Die Fledermaus
When: Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, tea at 1 p.m. and show at 2:15 on Sunday
Where: Eastern New Mexico University’s Campus Union Ballroo

Information: 562-2561