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Mini Magic Flute

Saturday, March 20

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Although classical music often gets misrepresented as stuffy, hard to get your head around and definitely not for the kids, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s singspiel, The Magic Flute, is nothing but delightful—there’s even a bird catcher bedecked head to toe in a colorful array of feathers.

The plot line to this classic is a bit complex and convoluted, not to mention that in the symbolism lurking behind the different characters are heady topics such as Freemasons and Enlightenment philosophies. Still, it seems befitting that the Utah Symphony & Opera would use a miniaturized version of The Magic Flute to try to introduce the varied world of opera to a wider family audience.

The music alone is so upbeat and joyful, not to mention recognizable, that the enchantment of the Mini Magic Flute should have the youngsters begging to go back to the opera—just try to keep them away from Verdi’s Macbeth.

Mini Magic Flute @ Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, 801-533-NOTE, Saturday, March 20, 11 a.m. UtahSymphony.org

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