The Magic Flute
(Die Zauberflöte) is
a fairytale to be enjoyed for the simple beauties of its story alone. But the
fairytale’s rich layering that explores good vs. evil in a beautiful
celebration of love conquering all offers so much more. Our production will
also be framed by a beautiful galaxy of Hubble Telescope photography adding an
expanded universe to this timeless tale. Bring the entire family for an
experience that is certain to delight young and old!
Even if you’re not familiar with “Papapapapapageno!” you
will be after seeing this opera—and you’ll be singing it too.
The Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
After experiencing visions of the Virgin Mary and instructed
by a choir of angels to chart the destiny of war-torn France, a humble peasant
girl, 17-year-old Joan of Arc won the confidence of the future king Charles
VII by revealing information that only a
messenger from God could know. As his newly appointed leader of the French
army, she lifted the siege of Orleans and fearlessly won battle after battle to
defeat the English and rescue the throne of France. Her capture led to one of
the most celebrated trials in history with its charges of witchcraft and heresy
that resulted in her execution at the stake!
Inspired by his research, Tchaikovsky exclaimed, “What a rich subject!”
Carmen is a mesmerizing gypsy loved and desired by many,
but who remains true only to herself. First a soldier, then a toreador lose
themselves to her hypnotic allure and bear the consequences of learning that
Carmen lives life on her own terms.
“I defy everything – fire, the sword, and heaven itself!”
Experience the drama and passion of this great music
combined with powerful staging, beautiful singing and Bizet’s rich
Come to the opera and fall in love again—at your own peril.