CINCINNATI OPERA PRESENTS FUN, FAMILY-FRIENDLY OPERA “OPERA REDUX: THE MAGIC FLUTE”
The perfect introduction to opera for all ages, this 50-minute version of Mozart’s classic The Magic Flute will tour Greater Cincinnati in April and May.Additional performances added!
CINCINNATI—Cincinnati Opera is pleased to announce the community performances of its new family-friendly production, “Opera Redux: The Magic Flute.” This 50-minute version of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s classic opera follows Tamino and Papageno, two friends searching for true love. On their perilous journey, they meet Pamina, Papagena, and the Queen of the Night, and face many tests of their courage. In the end, they all discover the value of tolerance, tenacity, and friendship. This brand-new production is set in a magical attic, and features well-known songs from the opera, a charming young cast, and fantastic costumes. Public performances are scheduled for April 30, May 8, May 12, and May 15. Last year, Cincinnati Opera created “Bohème Redux,” a 50-minute version of Puccini’s La Bohème, to bring that superb work to a wider audience. Building upon the success of that piece, this year the Opera was inspired by the final production of its 2011 Summer Festival, Mozart’s whimsical and beloved The Magic Flute (July 27, 29, and 31). “Opera Redux: The Magic Flute” captures the best moments and music of Mozart’s masterpiece in a new work that is smart, fun, and accessible to all ages. This new production stars rising young opera singers from around the country, including Stephanie Washington as Pamina, Gretchen Windt as Papagena, Melanie Woodruff as the Queen of the Night, Ian Ramirez as Tamino, and John Arnold as Papageno.
Cincinnati Opera Education presents “Opera Redux: The Magic Flute” Community Performances Include: Cincinnati Museum Center When: Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Address: Reakirt Auditorium, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Admission: $5 at the door or in advance by calling the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742. Devou Park Concert Bowl* When: Sunday, May 8 at 3:00 p.m. Address: Devou Park, Covington, KY 41011 Admission: FREE. Blankets and lawn chairs are encouraged. *Sponsored by The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center When: Thursday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. Address: 1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington, KY 41011 Admission: $19. For tickets, contact The Carnegie at (859) 491-2030 or visit www.thecarnegie.com. Seasongood Pavilion* When: Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m. Address: Eden Park, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Admission: FREE *Sponsored by The Marge & Charles J. Schott Foundation For more information, visit www.cincinnatiopera.org or call (513) 768-5562.
Cincinnati Opera Education shares engaging operatic experiences with school-aged children, families, and adults through a variety of accessible programs throughout the year. Community Performances are sponsored by Target. Cincinnati Opera Education programs are supported by The William P. Anderson Foundation, The Crosset Family Fund, and The Charles H. Dater Foundation. Cincinnati Opera Van Sponsor is The John A. Schroth Family Charitable Trust, PNC Bank Trustee. For more information, please visit www.cincinnatiopera.org/education.
Cincinnati Opera’s 2011 Season Presenting Sponsor is PNC. The 2011 season is also made possible with support from ArtsWave, Ohio Arts Council, The Louise Dieterle Nippert Musical Arts Fund, and many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations. Cincinnati Opera’s 2011 Summer Festival runs June 16 through July 31 and features Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, John Adams’s A Flowering Tree, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute.