- Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014 01:02
- Written by Los Altos Town Crier Staff - Town Crier Report
West Bay Opera’s production of the Mozart classic “Die Zauberflöte” (“The Magic Flute”) is slated to close Sunday at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
The Town Crier is a media sponsor of the production.
Under the artistic direction and conducting of José Luis Moscovich, “Die Zauberflöte” employs a veteran cast and crew led by director Daniel Witzke, set designer Jean-Francois Revon and costume designer Abra Berman.
The cast includes Eugene Brancoveanu as Papageno, Ellen Teufel as Pamina, Brian J. Kuhl as Prince Tamino, Kirk Eichelberger as Sarastro, Dana Pundt as Queen of the Night, Michael Desnoyers as Monostatos, Douglas Nagel as Sprecher, Melissa Batallés as Papagena, Liisa Dávila as First Lady, Molly Mahoney as Second Lady, Michelle Rice as Third Lady, Alan Briones as First Armored Man/Second Priest and Jason Sarten as Second Armored Man/First Priest.
Part morality play, part rite of passage and part comedy, “Die Zauberflöte” is like no other opera. Reflecting the arcane rituals and imagery of the Freemasonry, of which Mozart was a member, the story is heavy with symbolism and the score includes some of the best operatic music ever written.
The opera is performed in German with English subtitles.
Performances are scheduled 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $40-$70.
For tickets and more information, visit wbopera.org.