The Magic Flute

Nov. 28, 2012                          

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— On Friday, Nov. 30, Illinois Wesleyan University’s School of Music will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute. The show will take place at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. (600 N. East St., Bloomington). There will also be a special field trip matinee performance for schools at 12:30 p.m. 

The tickets for general admission cost $10, $5 for senior citizens and IWU alumni, $2 for high school students with ID and is free for 8th grade and under and IWU students with ID. 

The opera is in English and was adapted specifically for a contemporary audience by dramaturge Nancy Steele Brokaw.

Premiering in 1791, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, The Magic Flute, is a fairy tale-style opera with complex underlying themes of Enlightenment ideals and the struggle between light and darkness, according to published material.

The Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra will provide the music and will be conducted by Steven W. Eggleston, professor of music and chair of the woodwinds, brass and percussion department. The music director will be the University Organist Susan Klotzbach. Robert Mangialardi, currently a visiting professor of music and director of the Opera Theatre program, will stage-direct the opera.

For additional information, contact the School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.   

Contact: Mallika Kavadi’15 (309) 556-3181, univcomm@iwu.edu