The Magic Flute by Mozart
The Magic Flute, Mozart's fantasy tale of love and the triumph of virtue, is set in ancient times. A queen entices a young prince in order to free her beautiful daughter from the clutches of her priestly nemesis.
Mozart's whimsical opera comes to life as Calgary Opera's Emerging Artist ensemble performs The Magic Flute for its 2016 Opera in Schools tour. This fantastical journey through a mythical world is an ideal 45-minute introduction to opera for young audiences. This fully-staged production with keyboard accompaniment, set and costumes, is a wonderful experience for students in Kindergarten through Grade 9.
"The Calgary Opera was kid friendly but also appealed to the adults. Their performance of The Magic Flute was exquisite. The costumes were stunning and matched the characters perfectly. The singing was on cue and the notes were perfectly hit. Each actor and actress played the part exactly right."
By Ashley and Rhayna (Grade 3 students)
The Magic Flute premiered on September 30, 1791 at Schikaneder's theatre, the Freihaus-Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna. It's since went on to become one of the world's most beloved operas.
The original premiere of The Magic Flute had a cast of virtuosi and ordinary comic actors, so Mozart had to skillfully compose the score to allow for voices of different skill levels. His sister in-law, Josepha Hofer, was the original Queen of the Night, a role known for its difficulty.
Student's Only Study Guide
If you're interested in more information on the Opera in Schools' tour, contact:
Emily Forrest, Education Coordinator
Cenovus makes a positive difference in communities where they live and work. We thank them for helping us take opera productions to schools and communities throughout the province.
Where & When
- feb 22
- 3:00PM Across Alberta