Barry McNamara  |   Published October 15, 2015

‘The Magic Flute’

University of Toledo Opera Ensemble to perform Mozart’s masterwork
The University of Toledo Opera Ensemble will present Mozart’s masterwork “The Magic Flute” on Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of Monmouth College’s Dahl Chapel and Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.
  The 19-member ensemble, which will conclude its Illinois tour with a performance at the prestigious Lyric Opera House in Chicago, will present Mozart’s opera in a new way – a completely interactive show. Using improvised dialogue in the vernacular with modern-day technology, the show speaks directly to a 21st-century audience. In its original form, “The Magic Flute” allows for adaptivity and interpretation, but The University of Toledo Opera Ensemble takes the story to a new level and promises that, through audience interaction, the performance will never be the same twice.   The Mozart opera, which premiered in 1791 in Vienna, features some very well-known music, including the aria sung by the character the Queen of the Night, which is one of the highest and most difficult pieces of music every written for voice.
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