A very special, family-friendly presentation of "The Magic Flute" returns to the Latchis Theatre this Saturday at 1 p.m., as the Met Live in HD series celebrates its 10th anniversary with this rebroadcast of its first-ever Live in HD offering. It will be shown in the Latchis Main Theatre.
"This enchanting production of Mozart's beloved 'Magic Flute' is the perfect introduction to opera for audiences of all ages, especially children," said Latchis Executive Director Jon Potter. "It's a fun, fairy tale of an opera, full of magical sets, costumes and puppets, and Mozart's sublime and delightful music. And it's pared to run as long as a regular movie. I can't think of a better holiday season treat from the Metropolitan Opera to all of us."
Featuring a brief introduction from veteran TV news personality Katie Couric, this 100-minute abridged version of Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor's dazzling production stars Ying Huang as Pamina, Matthew Polenzani as Tamino, Nathan Gunn as Papgeno, Erika Miklosa as Queen of the Night and Rene Pape as Sarastro. Met Music Director James Levine conducts. This first-ever Met Live in HD production was first broadcast in December 2006.
Contact Sharry Manning at 802-257-5717 or firstname.lastname@example.org for advance ticket purchase via credit card. Tickets will be available at the door with cash or check. Admission is $20 general, $10 for students. For more information, visit latchisarts.org or latchis.com.