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The Magic Flute
presented by Central Florida Lyric Opera Savannah Center
Resident $25 | General Public $30
November 26 | 7pm
Join Maestro Bill Doherty and the Central Florida Lyric Opera as they present Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, performed in modern English. The Magic Flute, chronicles the struggle between good and evil.
Centered on the conflict between Sarastro and the Queen of the Night in a mythic time and place reminiscent of Egypt. Sarastro has abducted the Queen’s daughter, Pamina, to save her from her wicked mother; and at the beginning of the opera the Queen and her three ladies dupe Prince Tamino into going to Sarastro’s realm to “rescue” Pamina, whose portrait makes the young prince fall in love with her. Tamino is accompanied to the temple by Papageno, the Queen’s birdcatcher. Tamino is lead to Sarastro, and he and Pamina are eventually brought to love and enlightenment. They resist the further temptations of the Queen and her minions, undergo trials by fire and water, and are united with each other and inducted into the priestly state. At the end all demons are exorcised: the Queen of the Night, her ladies, and Monostatos, Sarastro’s nefarious servant, sink into the earth.
This fully staged production will be interpreted and stage directed by Grammy Award winning Metropolitan opera soprano, Molly Fillmore and will feature Maestro Bill Doherty at the piano with his chamber orchestra along with the Resident Artists of the Central Florida Lyric Opera and guest performers from the University of North Texas.