On New Year’s Eve this year, be transported to a world of magic as Texas Hill Country Opera & Arts produces the Fourth Annual New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball, Die Fledermaus, at the New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S. Castell Ave, in New Braunfels, Texas at 7:00p.m.
Attendees are invited to dust off their festive gowns, tuxedos and dancing shoes, wear their favorite festive apparel, put on their masks and enjoy an evening of musical variety, dancing and delicious food and drink. Masks are optional but encouraged. The audience will be transported to the streets of Old Vienna in New Braunfels with street musicians and the frivolity of a masquerade ball with festive music with state-of the-art light and sound. Featured acts include concertina, classical guitar, magic, a flautist, tap dancers and street break dancers. The evening will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a “welcome to the ball” reception featuring cocktails, wine, special beer and nonalcoholic beverages along with hors d’oeuvres. After strolling the promenade and enjoying street musicians and dancing, attendees will graduate into a station dinner that will delight their taste buds and conclude with delectable desserts. Celebration and dancing with all of the frivolity of a masquerade ball will continue all evening and conclude with a bubbly New Year’s Eve toast at Midnight. The tone for this special masquerade ball of the region will be one of festive holiday excitement and warm hospitality. The event is family friendly and parents are invited to bring their children.
The event is the fourth collaboration between San Antonio companies, Texas Hill Country Opera & Arts and Texas Light Opera. Arden Dorn, Founder of Texas Hill Country Opera & Arts, is excited to team again up with Nicole Erwin, Executive Director of Texas Light Opera and The Overtime Theater. Nicole will be a featured performer and sing in the chorus alongside several members of the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers.
Directed by Matthew Lovelace, Act II party scene of Die Fledermaus, will be performed by the Texas Hill Country Orchestra Opera and Chorus. Die Fledermaus, a hilarious comedy, has been performed in Vienna Austria annually since 1874.
Some of the area’s finest operatic singers have been cast in the lead roles for Die Fledermaus: Kara Covey (Rosalinda), Mark Covey (Eisenstein), Jennifer Quintero (Count Orlofsky) and Keeley Hooker (Adele). Surprise celebrities will portray “The Viennese Party Promenader” and other roles.
Discounted rooms are available at The Faust Hotel for those wishing to stay the night in New Braunfels.
Performance Date: 7:00 p.m on Dec 31, 2018
Location: New Braunfels Civic Center, 3755 Castell Ave, New Braunfels, Texas
Tickets: $85 per person. Limited seating. All inclusive. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3819833