Friday, March 1
7:00pm | Kulas Hall


Sunday, March 3
3:00pm | Kulas Hall


NB: The Saturday performance has been cancelled.

CIM Opera Theater
JJ Hudson, guest director
Harry Davidson, music director and conductor
Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra

Strauss’ 1874 operetta Die Fledermaus continues to charm and delight audiences with its tuneful music, hilarious situations, and larger-than-life characters. In this fast-paced comedy, revenge is the name of the game! The players include an unfaithful husband, a disguised wife, a scheming maid, a drunken jailor, a young Russian prince, and, of course, “The Bat” himself. 

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Funded in part by a grant from the John P. Murphy Foundation.

meet the faculty

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meet the director

JJ HudsonJJ Hudson, Stage Director, is recognized as a dynamic and sensitive director of lyric theatre in professional, university, and summer-festival opera.  Since Fall 2021, Hudson has been Director of Opera at Georgia State University in Atlanta where he produces and directs the university opera productions and opera workshop. In February 2022, Hudson was named the new Artistic Director of the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop, a long-standing young-artist program in Atlanta.

Hudson has recently directed productions with Sarasota Opera (Rita and Il Segreto di Susanna), Mississippi Opera (La Bohème), the Natchez Music Festival (La Bohème), the Lakes Area Music Festival (Ariadne auf Naxos, Carmen, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, La Belle Hélène, The Rake’s Progress), Tri-Cities Opera (Tosca, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, La Bohème), Opera Tampa (Così fan tutte), Opera in the Heights (La Fille du Régiment), Asheville Lyric Opera (West Side Story), Opera Roanoke (South Pacific, La Cenerentola).

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