Soo Youth Opera, under the direction of Karen Beacom, and STARS Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Dottie Case and Maggie Twining, are teaming up again to bring you Mozart’s Magic Flute. This collaboration is the second Youth Opera/Youth Orchestra production.
Journey to a mythical land between the sun and the moon where Prince Tamino faces many trials as he seeks to rescue the queen’s daughter Pamina from the evil Sarastro. Tamino is aided by the birdcatcher Papageno and each adventurer is given a gift to help them on their journey; a magic flute to Tamino and silver bells for Pagageno.
The pair must overcome many obstacles and along the way they learn that not everyone is what they seem. Discover the truth about the Queen of the Night, her three ladies, Sarastro and his servant Monostatos in this triumph of courage, virtue and wisdom.
Tamino will be played by Riley Wilson, Papageno by Turner Callaghan and Papagena by Malia Lefebre. The Queen of the Night will be sung by Eleanor Barbour and Sarastro by Samuel Cox.
Our Three Ladies will be played by Emily Kars, Faith Nayback, and Randi Bumstead, while our spirits will be Iyla Beaulieu, Olivia Martin, and Miranda Allen. There will also be three priests: Tessa Woolever, Erin Pendygraft, and Mattie Goff. And three slaves: Quinn Woolever, John Kolwaski and Jack Callaghan.
The chorus will include Miranda Allen, Ariana Atkinson, Iyla Beaulieu, Mattie Goff, Erin Pendygraft, and Tessa Woolever. Some additional special guests (STARS students) will also make their appearance in the production.
In addition to the singing and drama, the youth opera will be accompanied by the STARS Youth Orchestra and special stage appearances by flautist Alyssa Morley.
Performances will run Thursday and Friday, Jan. 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at the LSSU Arts Center. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students, $5 and under are free. Tickets are on sale now at Soo Theatre.
Contact Soo Theatre for more information or to purchase tickets online or by phone at 906-632-1930.