THE MAGIC FLUTE PREVIEWS
April 21, 2017 at 6pm
At Rainier Arts Center – 3515 S Alaska St. Seattle, WA 98118
Need a quick refresher on our upcoming production of The Magic Flute? Want to learn the basics of opera? Join Seattle Opera for our new format of opera previews featuring professional singers and an accompanist in an hour-long presentation that takes the audience on a journey through the story and music of the upcoming mainstage opera. RSVPs are helpful, but not required.
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
COLORFUL FANTASY. Mozart’s utterly unique extravaganza blends myth, magic, and a remarkable variety of wonderful music to deliver its life-affirming message: love conquers all. A handsome prince and his comical sidekick are given enchanted musical instruments and tasked with rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter from a mysterious group of priests. Undergoing trials of virtue, discretion, and charity, they realize that all may not be as it seems in this magical land. Award-winning costumes from the fabulous Zandra Rhodes (The Pearl Fishers) add to the many delights of one of the most fantastic entertainments ever created.