"Perspectives on Magic Flute"

In conjunction with its gala production of Mozart’s Magic Flute (April 26 and 28), the North Dakota State University School of Music will host a symposium entitled “Perspectives on Magic Flute" on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Beckwith Recital Hall. The symposium features presentations by nationally and internationally prominent individuals in the field of professional opera and academe.

Lawrence Kramer
Lawrence Kramer (distinguished Professor of English and Music at Fordham University and author of numerous books) will present “Time and Natural Magic in The Magic Flute.
J. Sherwood Montgomery J. Sherwood Montgomery (former co-director of Lyric Opera, San Diego) will present “Music as Theatre: What Young Singers Need to Know.”
Leon Natker
Leon Natker (former co-director of Lyric Opera, San Diego) will present “Music as Theatre: What Young Singers Need to Know.”
Roger Pines
Roger Pines (dramaturg of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and frequent contributor to Opera News magazine) will present “Singing The Magic Flute: A Journey through the Opera’s Discography.”

The event is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is requested.


Symposium Schedule

9 a.m.
Coffee and refreshments

9:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Virginia Sublett, director of NDSU Opera

10 a.m.
Singing The Magic Flute: A Journey Through the Opera's Discography
Roger Pines

11 a.m.
Time and Natural Magic in
The Magic Flute
Lawrence Kramer

Noon
Music as Theatre: What Young Singers Need to Know
J. Sherwood Montgomery and Leon Natker


The symposium is endorsed by:

ND Council on the Arts


Performances of The Magic Flute

NDSU Opera will present two performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's beloved masterpiece, The Magic Flute, in Festival Hall on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m.

 

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