The Music Theater Workshop at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present two performances of Mozart’s comic masterpiece “The Magic Flute” Nov. 5-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center. Both performances are free and open to the public.
“The Magic Flute” was Mozart’s last opera, its first performance coming two months before his death in 1791. It tells the story of a young prince, Tamino, who finds himself lost in a fantasy land of dragons and fairies. The prince falls in love with the daughter of the Queen of the Night, Pamina, and with the help of a magic flute, magic bells and the birdman of Papageno, sets out to rescue her from the evil King Sarasto.
“We are encouraging children to attend the performance,” said Dr. Kent Skinner, director of the Music Theater Workshop. “This is a fairy tale, and the fantasy costumes and characters will appeal to a youngster’s imagination and be a good introduction to the world of opera.”
The cast includes Christian Feazell of Monticello, David Brent Miller of Warren, Cindy Stringfellow of Warren, Tracy Sutherland of Monticello, Desiree Thornhill of Monticello, Amanda Kilcrease of Crossett, Burnie Ezell of Redfield, Jim Reeves of Monticello, and John Gladden of Monticello.
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