The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, July 24, 1973, Page page 11, Image 10

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    'Die Fledermaus'
summer operetta
For all those who have a summer appetite
for light-hearted tuneful comedy, the school
of music will present the operetta "Die
Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss, August 2-5
at 8 p.m. in Kimball Recital Hall.
John Zei, professor of voice and director
of the summer light opera, said this three-act
comedy of romance and intrigue is "filled
with tuneful, marvelous melodies and
vibrant choruses".
He described "Die Fledermaus" as "the
hardest thing we've ever done here" despite
its light-hearted, farcical tone. "The medium
of speaking and singing, an operetta, is
difficult and needs great voices as well as
acting ability, but we have a great cast."
Strongest opera program
"The University of Nebraska has the
strongest opera program of any school west
of the Mississippi - I'm convinced of it," he
said. "We try to seasonalize our opera
package so we are trying something even
lighter this summer, an operetta."
"Die Fledermaus", Zei said, was very
popular and accepted in Vienna from the
time of its first performance in 1874. He
said its frivolous nature depicting characters
in a masquerade plot of romantic revenge,
appealed to the need for entertainment of
the late nineteenth and early twentieth
century aristocracy. "Die Fledermaus" is
filled with comic scenes, boisterous choruses
and waltz sequences, all set in nineteenth
century Bad'lschl, Austria.
Modern setting
Richard Grace, professor of voice, is
musical director. Set designer is Dean
Tschetter and Jane Tschetter designed the
Although the University production has
not changed Strauss' version of "Die
Fledermaus", it will take place in a modern
"We have retained the elegant ballroom
atmosphere but will use the 1973 medium,"
Zei said. "The men will wear tuxedoes and
the women elegant Pucci-style gowns rather
than elaborate Viennese costumes. This was
done largely as an experiment and because
the costumes would have been so expensive
however, the rent on all those tux is
Cast includes
The cast includes Jeanie Dietrich and
Marilyn Cronin as Rosalinda; Gary Lamb
and Roger Benjamin as Gabiiel Von
Eisenstein; Sandra Utsumi as Adele; Rich
Brandt as Alfred; Tom Harvey as Dr. Blind;
John Brandstetter as Dr. Falke; Kent Hall as
Frank; Sara Ganz and Denice Weeks as
Prince Orlofsky; Terry Baughan and
Kathleen Helton as Ida; George Carpenter as
Frosch; William Norman as Cariconi and Jill
Eiche as Madame Welitsch.
Tickets for "Die Fledermaus" are S2.?5
for students and $2.75 for adults and are
available at Westbrook Music Building
(472-2506) and Kimball Recital H l!
violinist loins
visiting artist
Charles Treger, acclaimed as
one of the top violinists
performing today, will join
pianist Grant Johannesen and
cellist Zara Nelsova as
University of Nebraska Visiting
Artists during the 1973-74
academic year.
Johannesen and Miss
Nelsova completed their first
academic year as Visiting
Artists this spring.
The three artists will
Law bldg. bids
await review
Bids on construction of a
new Law College building at
the University of
Nebraska Lincoln were opened
Thursday, but final action on
contracts must await a review
by the Board of Regents and
UNL Chancellor James H.
Apparent low base
construction bids, on which
additional deduct alternates are
expected to be taken, totalled
$2,708,693. The Legislature
appropriated $3.25 million for
construction, equipping and
site development of the new
Law Building to be located on
the East Campus, just
northeast of the College of
The apparent low bidders
were Kingery Construction Co.
of Lincoln, $1,823,823, for
general construction;
Heinhardt Bros. Inc. Plumbing
and Heating of Lincoln,
$009,920, for mechanical
work; ABC Electric of Lincoln,
$227,395, for electrical work,
and O'Keefe Elevator Co. of
Omaha, $22,555, for elevator
tuesday, july 24, 1973
perform individually and
together in public concerts
within the University and in
schools and communities in the
state, in addition to
participating in seminars,
conducting master's classes and
working with advanced
The Visiting Artists progr am
was initiated last year to bring
to the University and to the
state the great performing
artists of the world, University
president D.B. Varner said.
Last year Johannesen and
Miss Nelsova performed in 17
concerts, opening the season at
McCook and closing it at
In 1962, Treger, then
relatively unknown, won the
coveted First Prize at the
International Wieniawski
Competition in Poznan,
During the past year he w;.
featured in 14 Alice fully H.
Concerts for the Chamb
Music Society of the l.inco
Center. He has appeared
soloist with most jf the maj'
orchestras of the country ar
has performed in spin
conceits in tin, White Hon
and befoie Britian's One.
Elizabeth II.
Treger has taught at h
New England Conservatory '
Music, has seived on tl
faculty of the Asp"ii Mus
Festival and has been a visitn
artist-teacher at the Har
School of Music in Hattfon
Vaughn Jaenike, a:
coordinator for the Umvisit
will t)e arranging Uni visit
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Sheldon displays pottery
made with feathers, etc
Feathers, cowhide strips,
wood, fur and bones are all
used by Maurice Marshall
Dixon of Omaha in the making
of his pottery which is on
display through August 5 in
the Sheldon Art Gallery.
Dixon's plaques, plates and
footed pots are influenced by
the artistry of the American
Indian. This influence is shown
in the earthy colors, all shades
and tints of brown and green,
and in the irregular shapes of
the pots. He also makes many
pots that are bone white and
attaches bones to some of
He often shapes pots by
hand and then adds clay slabs
to the outside of them,
producing an- unusual layered
A native of Imperial, Dixon
received both a bachelor of
fine arts and master of fine arts
degree from UNL. He won the
Woods Teaching Scholarship
for two years and has received
other awards for his work.
His pottery has been
displayed in the Sheldon
graduage students show; at the
Haymarket Gallery, Lincoln;
the First Annual Invitational at
Southwest Texas State College
in San Marcos, Texas, and
other shows.
He is the owner of a
greenhouse in Omaha where he
combines his interest in art
with his interest in plants.
Boris Karloff
Bela Lugosi
Monday July 30
7:00 p.m.
An operatic
shocker, in the
tiadition of the
Amei ican horror
film. A surgeon
obsessed bv the works
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tor tin e chamber complete
with pit and pendulum.
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