Get ready for Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE during a month of family programs, concerts and special events
In celebration of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (April 19-28 at the Academy of Music), Opera Philadelphia will present an exciting array of family programs, concert performances, lectures and tours. Explore the magic of opera with these fun, entertaining and informative events.
Explore the magic of opera with your child. This one-time session will provide opportunities for your child to experience the various facets of opera using Mozart's The Magic Flute as the focus. Included are a visit by an Opera Philadelphia performer and a visit to the Perelman Theater. Taught by Dr. Barbara DiToro, Associate Director of Temple Music Prep. Suggested class size is 10 to 15 children. Presented in partnership with Temple Music Prep and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the program is open to children ages 3-5, accompanied by up to two adults. Admission is $10 per person (child or adult). To register, call 215.204.1512.
Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons | 1 North Broad Street, Philadelphia
Please Touch Museum | 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia
The Magic Flute invites us into a land of enchantment, full of queens and princesses, evil sorcerers, heroic princes, mythical creatures, and unpredictable, epic adventures. Families are invited to get ready for Opera Philadelphia’s fairy tale production of The Magic Flute (April 19-28 at the Academy of Music) with this special Celebrate Stories presentation at Please Touch Museum. Combining the enchantment of storytelling with the beauty of opera, this interactive performance takes families on a journey through a land where nothing is what it seems. Along the way we meet Papageno (baritone Jeffrey Chapman), the boisterous birdcatcher, on his journey to find his true love, Papagena (soprano Amy Spencer). Will he ever meet her? How will he find her? Join us and help Papageno finally meet his darling Papagena. Free with paid museum admission; visit pleasetouchmuseum.org.
Visit the beautiful and historic Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill for a recital of the masterpieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in preparation for Opera Philadelphia’s production of The Magic Flute (April 19-28). Selections from Mozart’s opera and concert works will be performed by a quartet of singers from the Opera Philadelphia chorus in the museum’s grand Kuch Gallery. Excerpts will include arias and duets from The Magic Flute, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Così fan tutte, Great Mass in C minor, and more. Performers include sopranos Kelly Ann Bixby (pictured) and Rebecca Siler, tenor David Koh, and baritone John David Miles. Come early and take in the Woodmere’s Philip Jameson, Charles Searles, and Violet Oakley exhibits. Admission to the event is $20 and $10 for Woodmere members; visit woodmereartmuseum.org.
The Curtis Institute of Music, Lenfest Building | 1616 Locust Street, Philadelphia
In preparation for Opera Philadelphia’s performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute (April 19-28), enjoy a FREE program of selections from Mozart’s opera in Gould Hall at the Curtis Insitute of Music’s Lenfest Hall. From the Queen of the Night’s virtuosic and stratospheric “Der Holle Rache,” to the subterranean depths of Sarastro’s “O Isis und Osiris,” and Papageno’s playful “Der Vogelfanger bin ich, ja,” you’ll be ready to experience the joy of Mozart’s delightful opera! Pre-registration suggested.
Academy of Music
In collaboration with Fleisher Art Memorial, join Fleisher faculty member David Berger for this unique opportunity to sketch in the wardrobe room of Opera Philadelphia featuring select costumes on dress forms from the spring production of The Magic Flute. Sketching demonstrations and individual guidance will help you capture these dynamic designs on location! Tuition: $25 (members and nonmembers). Space is limited. Program registration ends on April 15, 2013. To reserve a spot in this class, call Phil Asbury at 215.922.3456, x 328 and mention Opera Philadelphia.