Collaborative production of classic Mozart opera, ‘Die Zauberflöte’ (‘The Magic Flute’)

A timeless fairytale of darkness, light, and finding one’s way in the world, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) opera explores the search for truth and reason, love and enlightenment. The production is a collaboration among the College of Charleston’s Department of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance, as well as the Charleston Symphony. The performance will be sung in German with English dialogue and supertitles.

Directed by Theatre Associate Professor Evan Parry, the production is recommended for all ages. Parry describes the opera: “Through comedy and romance, the blend of the human and the supernatural brings the audience into a journey of trials and tribulations on the path toward a deeper understanding of true love and happiness.”

DETAILS: Video-on-demand performances of Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) will be available for purchase March 5-12, 2022. Tickets can be purchased through the George Street Box Office online beginning March 5th, 2022.

College of Charleston Director of Opera, Sandy DeAthos-Meers, shares, “This collaboration among Charleston’s arts powerhouses showcases a variety of talent for audiences while providing a unique, professional experience for our students. Janine McCabe, Artistic Director of CofC Stages, supported the vision and decided to include the College’s first large-scale opera production, The Magic Flute, as part of the Department of Theatre and Dance (CofC Stages) 2021-22 season. Veteran actor and theatre faculty member, Evan Parry, directs this resplendent production featuring students, faculty and staff from our opera, theatre and dance programs, while the Charleston Symphony skillfully realizes Mozart’s remarkable score under the leadership of talented Charleston-favorite, Yuriy Bekker.”

A mix of College of Charleston opera, theatre and dance students make up the cast, from freshmen to seniors alike. Designers include theatre faculty members alongside current and former students: costume design by Associate Professor Janine McCabe; scenic design by alumnus Carrie Ferrelli; lighting design by faculty member Lauren Duffie; and choreography by dance faculty member Kristin Alexander and student Claire Natiez.

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