Winter Opera St. Louis opens its 12th season with J. Strauss' delightful comedy, Die Fledermaus (The Vengeance of the Bat.) An opening performance at 7:30pm on Friday, November 9 will be followed by a second performance at 3:00pm on Sunday, November 11. Winter Opera's production of Die Fledermaus is sponsored by Mary Pillsbury and will be performed in English with projected supertitles. The story of Die Fledermaus revolves around a practical joke. After being embarrassingly stranded in a bat costume in the middle of the city, earning him the nickname "Dr. Bat," Falke decides to exact revenge on his friend Eisenstein at a costume party.