‘Fortuna the Time Bender vs. The Schoolgirls of Doom’

Matthew Reddin, Contributing writer

Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s most famous production returns, in all its superheroic, operatic glory. Fortuna, an opera commissioned from Jason Powell in 2010 and first performed in 2012, tells the story of Anyville, a town that’s been cleansed of crime until the evil Headmaster and his Schoolgirls of Doom cross the Atlantic to challenge the time-bending Fortuna, who must recruit an ally from the average citizenry of Anyville to vanquish her foe. Although this sounds like an unorthodox premise for an opera, Superheroes are red-hot right — and so is this production, complete with its original cast.

At the Alchemist Theatre, 2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee. Tickets are $22, $10 for student rush. Order at 800-838-3006 or online at milwaukeeoperatheatre.org.

May 7 to May 24