Date: Friday, January 24, 2014
Time: 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Contact: Box Office · email@example.com · 504-865-2074
Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex
Cost: $40 preferred; $25 reserved; $15 faculty/staff/students Get Tickets
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's The Magic Flute premiered to great acclaim in Vienna, Austria in September 1791. Written in a popular style with spoken dialogue, the composer's final opera immediately transports the audience to a fairy tale world. Prince Tamino, upon receiving a magical flute from the Queen of the Night, sets out to rescue her daughter Pamina from Sarastro, seeking greater wisdom during his journey.
Papageno, his birdcatcher companion, also hopes for a wife, but prefers good food and wine to higher learning! Their quest is riddled with countless obstacles, but ultimately love and light triumph over evil and darkness: Papageno is awarded his soulmate; Tamino and Pamina are united, as all hail a new era of enlightenment.
Bill Fabris (The Pirates of Penzance, 2010; The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, 2012; Candide, 2013) returns as stage director/choreographer, and Carol Rausch once again assumes the role of music director/conductor.
Free parking available in the West Road Garage, accessible from St. Charles Avenue.