Join the Missouri State University Opera Theatre for an afternoon of music, fun, passion, vengeance and love as it presents the classic Mozart opera, “The Magic Flute.” Performances take place Friday, April 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 21, 3-5 p.m., at the Ellis Hall Recital Hall.
“The Magic Flute” highlights talent from across the College of Arts & Letters (COAL) community. The cast includes 27 undergraduate and graduate student performers from various programs including music education, voice performance, BFA acting, graduate pedagogy, English and theatre education under the direction of Ann Marie Wilcox-Daehn. Art & Design students from Dr. Eric Pervukhin’s class created the scenery projections for the show. Props for the show were designed by COAL faculty, including a dragon puppet designed by Theatre & Dance Instructor Dr. Jennifer Stoessner.
A lecture illustrating the importance and symbolism of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” will be presented one hour prior to performances by senior music education major Andrew McIntyre. Attendees also have the opportunity to learn more about the creative process from the projections created by Pervukhin’s class.
The event is free and open to the public.