Sunday, April 16, 2017

Seattle Opera Present ‘The Magic Flute’

Seattle Opera's "The Magic Flute"
The Magic Flute (Seattle Opera)

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Forget what you heard when Meryl Streep sang a classic song from Mozart’s The Magic Flute in the movie Florence Jenkins Foster and come to the Seattle Opera to hear how it is actually supposed to be sung this May.

The Seattle Opera describes the program like this: “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 add to the many delights of one of the most fantastic entertainments ever created.”

The Magic Flute will be presented in German with English subtitles at McCaw Hall with select performances from May 6-21, 2017. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees perform at 2:00 p.m. The show is recommended for anyone over the age of 5. Tickets range wildly from $15-$292 depending on the performance and seating. Family Day matinees (May 14 and 21) offer discount tickets of $15 for those age 18 and under. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling (206) 389-7676. MaCaw Hall is located at 321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109.