Directed by John Carlo Pierce, Conducted by Wes Kenney
Ticketed Performances: April 4, 6, 7:30 p.m., and April 8, 2 p.m.
Free performance for elementary and middle schools (45 minutes): April 5, 10 a.m. By reservation only. Limited seating available.
Die Zauberflöte was a great success at its premiere in 1791 and has never left the repertoire of the world’s operatic stages. The opera tells the story of Prince Tamino’s quest to rescue Pamina, the daughter of the Queen and of the Night, from the high priest, Sarastro. Through the power of the magic flute, he survives the trials of fire and water, and learns about brotherhood and justice. “The character of Papageno, the bird catcher, is irresistible to opera fans of all ages,” exclaims Pierce. CSU System Passport eligible.