The Converse Opera Theatre will present Wolfgang Mozart’s The Magic Flute, on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m., and Feb. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in Twichell Auditorium.
First performed in 1791, The Magic Flute has been both popular and esteemed. And for more than two centuries, its unique combination of the sublime and the ridiculous has worked its theatrical magic. In the performance, Prince Tamino goes in search of the Queen of the Night’s kidnapped daughter, Pamina. When he finally catches up to her its love at first sight and they band together to banish evil from the kingdom.
According to the director, Dr. Ronald Boudreau, each character has the ability to connect with the audience. “Everyone in the audience can relate to the plight of someone on the stage, which is certainly a contributing factor in the opera’s continued success,” he said.
Ticket prices for each performance are $10 for adults, $5 for students. For reserve tickets, contact the Twichell Box Office at 596-9725.