Opera Memphis Presents The Magic Flute This Weekend
Opera Memphis presents fan-favorite fairy-tale-opera the Magic Flute this Saturday and Sunday at GPAC.
The Magic Flute is a fun, accessible show, with music, spoken word, and arias. It’s set in Memphis (Egypt) in the rainforest. Nevermind the geographic inconsistencies – it’s a fairy tale, folks.
The story goes something like this: Prince Tamino is fighting a monstrous serpent (like you do if you’re a prince in rainforest Egypt) and it’s not going well. Three women appear, save him from the snake, and then ask for a huge favor in return. He can’t say no, right? That would be totally awkward after they just saved his tail.
Lucky for him the favor involves rescuing the daughter of the Queen of the Night, Pamina (super cute damsel-in-distress) from evil sorcerer Sarastro. If Tamino succeeds, he gets Pamina’s hand in marriage. If not…well, there are probably more snakes (or worse) to deal with. The adventure is filled with magical creatures, mystical warfare, and comical twists.
That’s my highly unrefined plot synopsis for Opera Memphis’ next performance, Mozart’s The Magic Flute. They’ll perform this two-act opera at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 20 and 21 at GPAC.
and I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the show plus an I Love Memphis prize pack. To enter, tell me your favorite fairy tale character and why. Leave it in the comments and I’ll do a random drawing on Tuesday morning, Nov. 3, at 9 a.m. The winner will receive a pair of tickets to the Magic Flute, plus a new I Love Memphis t-shirt and stickers.
The giveaway has ended. Congrats to Stephanie Turner!
Fun fact: Prince Tamino is played by Sean Panikkar, who was on America’s Got Talent in 2013, and he’ll share the stage (at least for a bit) with his daughter, who plays one of the rainforest animals. See the full cast here.
It’s a perfect family-friendly show, and a great way to introduce your kids to the opera. Get your tickets today.
Opera Memphis’ The Magic Flute
November 21 – 22, 2015
Germantown Performing Arts Center
$33 – $84