Opera review: Soprano Joyce Lee Tung steals show in Singapore Lyric Opera’s Die Fledermaus

Soprano Joyce Lee Tung (left) plays housemaid Adele while soprano Shimona Rose plays Rosalinde. in Die Fledermaus. PHOTO: SINGAPORE LYRIC OPERA
Actor Alaric Tay played drunken prison attendant Frosch and offered 10 minutes of stand-up comedy in the production. PHOTO: SINGAPORE LYRIC OPERA
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Singapore Lyric Opera
Esplanade Theatre
Saturday (Dec 17), 8pm

This is the season for uncorking champagne bottles and what could be more appropriate than another airing of Johann Strauss Jr’s evergreen and bubbly operetta Die Fledermaus? Singapore Lyric Opera’s (SLO) most recent crack at this hoary old chestnut had much to recommend, reminding one and all why we love the festive season.

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