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With your vinyl copy of Jim Nabors Sings the Operas of Mozart nearly worn out, now's an ideal time to find other ways to hear the music of the acclaimed classical composer. Today's Groupon gets you a Gomer-less night of Mozart music and magic. For $30, you get a ticket to Mozart's The Magic Flute at The Atlanta Opera (up to a $133 value). Tickets are for orchestra (rows A through U) and mezzanine (rows A through D) seating. Choose from performances on Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 30, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 2, at 3 p.m. The show's running time is approximately two hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission.
The Magic Flute is one of the final works of composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and it remains one of his most popular. A two-act opera, The Magic Flute tells the story of the prince Tamino and the princess Pamina and the fantastical journey of birdcatchers, evil queens, and daggers they embark on in their quest to find love and happiness with each other. With colorful characters and timeless music, The Magic Flute is a family favorite, even for children who can't read or understand German. Nicole Cabell and Sean Panikkar star as Pamina and Tamino in a production helmed by acclaimed director Tomer Zvulun. The Magic Flute is performed in German with projected English titles, allowing you an opportunity to brush up on your German before hang gliding to Munich this summer.
The state-of-the-art John A. Williams Theatre at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre plays stage to the enchanted operatic romp. Download a study guide for The Magic Flute, reserve your seat, and see the musical majesty of Mozart that got Salieri so fired up.
The Atlanta Opera's previous productions of Orfeo and Euridice and Aida received mostly positive reviews from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ArtsCriticATL.com as well as magazines Opera Now and Opera Canada.
- Impressive in its grandeur, the playing also conveyed the joys of love and sadness of loss with great poignancy. The tempo was generally fast-paced, keeping the action flowing and the tension taut. – Karyl Charna Lynn, Opera Now
- Conductor Yoel Levi brought a slowed-down, luxurious approach to the opera. While annoying to Verdi purists, who prefer a more electric pace to propel things forward, this did showcase the colors of the orchestra score. And it highlighted the skill of players, who keep sounding better each season, as does the chorus. – James L. Paulk, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- A compelling vocal and dramatic presence, [soprano Katherine] Whyte was particularly affecting in Euridice's moments of incomprehension while being led out of the underworld by her seemingly indifferent husband. This is an emotionally complicated part of the action, and both singing actors were totally convincing, thanks to the strong yet nuanced direction of Lillian Groag and the delicate but powerful conducting of Harry Bicket. – Michael and Linda Hutcheon, Opera Canada
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