FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015
WILMINGTON, NC – The Wilmington Symphony is pleased to present its 2014-15 Masterworks season finale with Mozart’s operatic masterpiece The Magic Flute this Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. This will be a fully-staged production featuring the UNCW Opera Outreach Project. Tickets are $27 (plus tax) for adults and $6 (plus tax) for students. Call 910-962-3500 or visit www.wilmingtonsymphony.org.
Conductor Steven Errante says of the work, "The Magic Flute has it all -- comedy, passion, intrigue, spectacle, fizzing with humanity throughout -- all with the steady flow if great Mozart tunes."
The Magic Flute is an opera in two acts in the form of a “Singspiel” (literally “sing-play”), a German opera specifically of the 18th century which includes both singing and speaking. The work premiered on September 30, 1791 in Vienna.
The UNCW Opera Outreach Project promotes opera through live performances, community engagement and educational outreach. The ensemble is directed by Nancy King, coordinator of vocal performance in UNCW’s Department of Music, and is comprised of university students, alumni and special guest artists. Leading roles for The Magic Flute will be played by Daniel Paparozzi, Quentin Lovette, Hanna Owens, Lauren Mazzola, and Nate Strock.
In popular culture music from The Magic Flute has been featured in films such as Eat, Pray, Love, Operation Dumbo Drop, and The Smurfs and the Magic Flute. It has also been heard in TV-land on an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as commercials such the “Red Bull Gives You Wings” campaign.
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