LA Opera Discusses The Magic Flute at El Dorado Library

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Tamino and Pamina undergo their final trial; watercolor by Max Slevogt (1868–1932)

Tamino and Pamina undergo their final trial; watercolor by Max Slevogt (1868–1932)

On Saturday, Saturday February 20, 2016 at 2:00 PM, the El Dorado Neighborhood Library will host an LA Opera Community Educator, who will present a multi-media program about the opera The Magic Flute.

A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. Under the masterful baton of James Conlon, LA Opera presents a highly anticipated revival of a production that created a sensation in our 2013/14 season. 

Director Barrie Kosky created the staging in combination with the British theater group “1927,” whose humorous shows have thrilled audiences all over the world with their interaction between film animation and live-performing actors. Packed with exquisite singing and stage wizardry, Mozart’s delightful blend of high comedy and serious drama enchants young and old alike.

This presentation is free. Light refreshments will be served and a free opera-related gift will be given out at the end of the presentation. The talk is for all ages, but some operas have adult themes. This program is part of the LA Opera Lecture Series, presented by LA Opera’s Community Educators, a team of trained volunteer experts. The LA Opera Lecture Series presents insightful talks on opera’s history, literature, philosophy, and fine arts.

El Dorado Neighborhood Library is located at 2900 Studebaker Road, Long Beach. For more information on this program or other El Dorado Library services, please call 562-570-3136. For information on other Long Beach Public Library services programs, call 562 570-7500 or visit www.lbpl.org.

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