Music, Theatre Arts Combine for ‘Magic Flute’

Students from Theatre Arts and Music departments will participate in "The Magic Flute," an opera slated to run Feb. 21, 23, 28 and March 2.
Students from Theatre Arts and Music departments will participate in “The Magic Flute,” an opera slated to run Feb. 21, 23, 28 and March 2.

Magic, music and mayhem surround the Maverick Theatre Company’s latest stage show.

“The Magic Flute,” an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is co-produce by MTC and the Department of Music. Shows are Feb. 21 and 28 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 23 and March 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Mainstage Theatre of the Fine Arts Building.

The opera is directed by Associate Professor Soo Hong Kim (Music); Assistant Professor Anne Healy (Theatre Arts) serves as associate director. Ron Montgomery is music director and Associate Professor Clifton Evans (Music) is the orchestra conductor.

In “The Magic Flute,” an evil sorcerer kidnaps the Queen of the Night’s daughter, and the heroic prince Tamino sets out save her. Aided by a magic flute and his boisterous sidekick Papageno, Tamino endure unpredictable, death-defying adventures to save the beloved Pamina and to ultimately triumph in wisdom and true love.

Other production credits include: scenic design by Michelle Harvey; costume design by Laurie Land; lighting and sound design by Christopher Jared Land; and makeup design by Kristine O’Brien and Joe Kongevick. Tiffany Cromwell serves as stage manager.

Tickets are $12 for general public, and $9 for senior citizens, students, and UT Arlington faculty and staff.  For tickets/reservations, group rates, or further information, please contact the UT Arlington Department of Theatre Arts Box Office at (817) 272-2669 or uta.edu/theatre.

Preceding each performance, graduate students involved in a seminar on Mozart’s operas will give short lectures, featuring a brief introduction to aspects of the opera’s characters and plot, discussions of the cultural context of “The Magic Flute” in Mozart’s day and today, and a presentation of aspects of performance practice and performance history. Pre-show talks will take place an hour before each performance in Room 148 of the Fine Arts Building (North).

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