Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s
The Magic Flute
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18
Canada’s premier Baroque opera/ballet company, Opera Atelier makes its Penn State debut in a heralded production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, like Opera Atelier from Toronto, provides live musical accompaniment for the performance of Mozart’s final and most beloved opera. Founded a quarter century ago and still guided by artistic directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, Opera Atelier specializes in producing works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. While drawing on the aesthetics and ideals of that age, the company goes beyond period reconstruction to infuse its productions with inventive theatricality that resonates with today’s audiences. The Magic Flute, a family-friendly tale of a prince out to rescue the daughter of a queen, is performed in English with English supertitles.
with additional support provided by
Carnegie Inn & Spa, Fine Dining, and Stocker Chevrolet
7 p.m. Monday, April 15
The Nittany Lion Inn Board Room
The public is invited to a Salon Evening featuring Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, Opera Atelier co-artistic director, and David Fallis, Opera Atelier music director. Lajeunesse Zingg and Fallis share insights into their production of The Magic Flute and discuss why the Toronto company’s adaptation of the Mozart opera is different than others. Center for the Performing Arts Director George Trudeau moderates the ninety-minute salon, which includes an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.