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UPCES trip: Opera (The Magic Flute) at the Estates Theatre

31 March, 2011

Next up: Opera (The Magic Flute) at the Estates Theatre

altThe Estates Theatre is Prague's most storied performance hall. Mozart considered it his favorite theatre, and it is also the only one left standing where he actually performed his operas. In fact, two of his operas premiered in this very building. Film buffs will recognize the theatre as the setting for Milos Forman's film Amadeus.

With Mozart in mind, UPCES has a trip to see one of his most beloved operas, The Magic Flute, on Wednesday, April 6.

The Magic Flute is at its core a fairy tale for both children and adults, full of Masonic symbolism. Its music, some of the greatest in all opera, ranges from simple, folk-like tunes (such as Papageno's "Ein Vogelfaenger bin ich ja") to the raging virtuosity of the Queen of the Night's "Der Hoelle Rache."

For a brief synopsis of the performance, click here.

 

DETAILS:

Date: Wednesday, April 6
Leaving from the CERGE lobby at 6:10 pm
Bring Student ID
Cost: 50 Kc
Attire: Dressy-casual to semi-formal
RSVP on the UPCES Facebook page by Monday, April 4.
 


Photo credit: Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company