Students of Elgin opera school give stellar performance Posted in: Lifestyle Singing students from all over the country shared their past month of hard work in a pair of performances of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus last weekend. The William Lewis School of Opera, an Elgin-based opera academy led by former Metropolitan Opera singer and current University of Texas professor William Lewis, offers annual programs for opera singers both in Texas and abroad. The 2022 cohort in the Summer in Texas program performed Die Fledermaus at the Jerry Fay Wilhelm Center for the Performing Arts in Bastrop on Saturday and Sunday evening.Die Fledermaus, or "The Bat," follows the story of actress Rosalinde, played ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!