HOT’s Opera Express opens Atherton Studio 2016 Summer Season with The Magic Flute

Apr 27, 2016

Hawaii Opera Theatre's educational touring adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute opens HPR’s 2016 Atherton Summer Season on Saturday, May 14. Performed by a small cast from HOT’s Mae Z. Orvis Opera Studio, the special youth-friendly matinee begins at 3:00 p.m. The hour-long show, originally created for grades K – 8, offers opportunities for adventurous audience members of all ages to play a four-headed dragon and even sing a chorus.

Tickets for this interactive Atherton Studio event for family audiences are specially priced at $10 for adults and free for youth under 18 years old. Online reservations at www.hprtickets.org include a service charge. Seats may also be reserved by calling the station (955-8821) during regular business hours. The Atherton Studio is located at Hawaiʻi Public Radio, 738 Kāheka Street. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Erik Haines, director of HOT’s education outreach programs, said, “This Opera Express production will be the shortest, fastest-moving, and most fun version of The Magic Flute you will ever experience!"
 

HOT's school touring production of The Magic Flute, (l. to r.) Sarah Mitchell, Leslie Goldman McInerny, and Andrew Lee.
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This adaptation of The Magic Flute begins when the Queen of the Night entices the young Prince Tamino to go in search of her daughter, Pamina, who is being held by the priest Sarastro. In reward, she promises Tamino the girl's hand in marriage. Tamino accomplishes his end, unwillingly accompanied by the Queen’s bird catcher, Papageno. Tamino becomes the disciple of Sarastro, whose goodness and wisdom he has learned to admire. In the end, the prince and the princess are united. A free study guide with background information, suggestions for opera-related activities, and lyrics for the singalong are available at http://operaexpressflute.weebly.com​

The cast is comprised of Leslie Goldman McInerny (The Queen of the Night, Pamina, and Papagena), Sarah Lambert Connelly (Papageno), and Andrew Lee (Prince Tamino and Sarastro).

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HOT's school touring production of The Magic Flute.

The story of this adaptation of The Magic Flute begins when the Queen of the Night entices the young Prince Tamino to go in search of her daughter, Pamina, who is being held by the priest Sarastro. In reward, she promises Tamino the girl's hand in marriage. Tamino accomplishes his end, unwillingly accompanied by the Queen’s bird catcher, Papageno. Tamino becomes the disciple of Sarastro, whose goodness and wisdom he has learned to admire. In the end, the prince and the princess are united. A free study guide with background information, suggestions for opera-related activities, and the lyrics of the songs are available at http://operaexpressflute.weebly.com​.

The cast is comprised of Leslie Goldman McInerny (The Queen of the Night, Pamina, and Papagena), Sarah Lambert Connelly (Papageno), and Andrew Lee (Prince Tamino and Sarastro).

Read original press release.