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Opera Carolina production of the Magic Flute a popular choice

January 21, 2013

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Opera Carolina production of the Magic Flute a popular choice

The latest word is that Opera Carolina’s January 19 performance of “The Magic Flute” (“Die Zauberflöte”) is sold out and no latecomers will be admitted. If you intend to go, there are only 2 more chances to see one of the most popular compositions in the operatic repertory, either January 24 at 7:30 p.m. or January 27 at 2:00 p.m. The performances take place at the Belk Theater, 130 North Tryon St. in Charlotte.

Some will opt to make a night of it with a multi-course dinner and wine during “Restaurant Week” which coincides with the opera dates.

The final performance of the “The Magic Flute” takes place exactly 257 years after the composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born in Austria on January 27, 1756.

A child prodigy who played piano and violin, he started composing music at 6 years old and toured Europe accompanied by his father.

Mozart was a prolific genius whose life ended too soon at the age of 35. He died in poverty, leaving a legacy of more than 400 compositions, including “The Magic Flute”, one of his most beloved operas.

The Magic Flute story is one of the power of love, and the triumph of good over evil. Music lovers of all ages can visit the Kingdom of the Sun and the Temple of Wisdom to meet hero Prince Tamino, a terrible serpent, the wicked Sarastro, Three Ladies, Three Boys, Queen of the Night, the Queen’s daughter, Pamina, Papageno the bird-catcher, and Papagena, his beloved.

By: Jacquelin Peters

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