In Review: Biller and Belcher in Portland’s “bubbly” “Die Fledermaus”


“DANIEL BELCHER sang the role of the philandering Gabriel von Eisenstein with a focused, nimble baritone and a sympathetic stage presence that made the happy ending less implausible than it ought to be. . . SUSANNAH BILLER was delightful as their maid, Adele, with a coquettish presence and some of the night’s finest vocal pyrotechnics. . . Moment of the night: Standing atop a desk in the jail in the third act, Biller threatened to steal the show in the aria “Spiel ich die Unschuld vom Lande,” the only German-language number, as the supertitles switched to a gothic typeface and the dancers did a hilarious routine in office chairs.”

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“As her maid, SUSANNAH BILLER seizes the show, trilling her way brilliantly through the third act’s famous ode to spring. . . DANIEL BELCHER turns in a lustily clueless take as Eisenstein, the hapless central character.” -Williamette Week

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“The women in particular shine: . . . soprano SUSANNAH BILLER as Adele, Rosalinde’s flirtatious maid. . . DANIEL BELCHER is warm-toned and suitably peacockish as Eisenstein” -Artslandia

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