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SUNY Potsdam’s Crane Opera Ensemble to Present Mozart’s “The Magic Flute”

04.04.17

The award-winning Crane Opera Ensemble will make two appearances on April 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater to perform Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, students will sing in German with English dialogue with supertitles projected above the stage. The piece will be performed with piano accompaniment.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $8 for SUNY faculty, students and staff. Tickets can be purchased at cpspotsdam.org, or by calling the box office at (315) 267-2277.

Additional tickets can be purchased at Brick and Mortar Music in downtown Potsdam or at the door, one hour before curtain.

About the Performance:

Since its premiere in 1791, Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” has continually fascinated artists and audiences alike. This mysterious, mystical fairytale tells the story of Prince Tamino and his friends as they rescue Princess Pamina, seek entrance into the Enlightened Brotherhood of the Sun and restore balance to the Kingdom of the Night. Filled with familiar tunes, and some of the most famous arias in classical music, “The Magic Flute” is always sure to delight and provoke.

This production explores the many themes of this enigmatic opera by setting the piece in the expressionistic world of the Weimar Republic—Germany between world wars. This surreal, minimalist production is sure to entertain as well as raise questions about our own understanding of truth, light and dark.  

For more information about SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, please visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.

Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution.

Media contact:

Jason Hunter, Office of College Communications,
(315) 267-2648