Press Release

For Immediate Release 

Event Dates:  Thursday, January 22 & 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM

 

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Opera In The Rock Present Mozart’s Magic Flute at Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock  

 

 

Little Rock, Arkansas, December 30, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) - The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, in partnership with Opera In The Rock, opens the 2014-2015 Intimate Neighborhood Concerts series with Mozart’s Magic Flute. Performances are on Thursday, January 22nd and Friday January 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Albert Pike Masonic Center,  712 Scott Street, downtown Little Rock.

 

Tickets are $25; active duty military and student tickets are $10 are can be purchased online at www.ArkansasSymphony.org; at the Albert Pike Masonic Center beginning 60 minutes prior to the concert; or by phone at 501-666-1761, ext. 100.


CAST
Dana Pundt, Queen of the Night
Nicholas Nelson, Sarastro
Darren Drone, Papageno
Genevieve Kimbrough, Papagena
Vernon DiCarlo, Tamino
Bonnie Frauenthal, Pamina
First Lady: Maria Fasciano DiCarlo
Second Lady: Stephanie Smittle
Third Lady: Kelley Ponder
Monostatos: Daniel Folts-Morrison
First Spirit: Suzanne Banister
Second Spirit: Kathryne Overturf
Third Spirit: Satia Spencer
1st Priest: Robert Holden
2nd Priest: Sam Prescott
First Man in Armor: Chase Burns
Second Man in Armor: Jonathan Pillow
 
CHORUS
Sopranos: Alisa Dixon, Hayley Coughlin, Margaret McMurray, LaSheena Gordon
 
Altos: Claire Wilkinson, Melissa Wilcox, Sarah Blakey
 
Tenors: Adam Baldwin, Aaron Baker, Jonathan Treloggen, Josiah Wheeler, Sage Shaddox
 
Basses: J.J. Albrecht, Luke Frauenthal
 
PROGRAM
MOZART: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 (text by Ruth and Thomas Martin)


PROGRAM NOTES
Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) was written during the last year of Mozart’s life (1791). The opera was composed in the style of Singspiel (using sung and spoken text) and was an outlet for Mozart’s Masonic belief.
 
The opera is filled with symbolism, especially focused on the number three.  Examples include the opening with Der Dreimalige Akkord , the thrice-repeated chord, three Ladies, three Spirits, and even the selection of key: E-flat major in three flats.
 
Magic Flute was an immediate success, performed over 100 times in the first two years of its existence. Mozart was not alive to see the 100th performance, having died only months after the premiere.
 
About the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 49th season in 2014-2015, under the leadership of Music Director Philip Mann. ASO is the resident orchestra of Robinson Center Music Hall, and performs more than sixty concerts each year for more than 165,000 people through its Stella Boyle Smith Masterworks Series, ACXIOM Pops LIVE! Series, River Rhapsodies Chamber Music Series, and numerous concerts performed around the state of Arkansas, in addition to serving central Arkansas through numerous community outreach programs and bringing live symphonic music education to over 26,000 school children and over 200 schools.
 
About Opera In The Rock
Opera in the Rock is 501(c)3 professional opera company that was formed in the spring of 2012. Our mission is to enrich the cultural life of Arkansas through opera by utilizing local, state and regional talents. Our purpose is to produce main stage opera and a continuing opera review series, in addition to providing educational and outreach programs for our community youth through the Jennifer Boccarossa Young Artist Program. Our goal is to provide local, state and regional talents an opportunity to further their artistic careers. Opera In The Rock is partially funded by the Arkansas Arts Council.

 


 
 

Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor


 

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Media Contact: Brandon Dorris

Email: bdorris@arkansassymphony.org

Phone: (501) 666-1761, ext. 118

 

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Web: www.ArkansasSymphony.org

 

 

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Arkansas, Little Rock, Event Dates:  Thursday, January 22 & 23, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Opera In The Rock Present Mozart’s Magic Flute at Albert Pike Masonic Center, Little Rock  

The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philip Mann, Music Director and Conductor, in partnership with Opera In The Rock, opens the 2014-2015 Intimate Neighborhood Concerts series with Mozart’s Magic Flute. Performances are on Thursday, January 22nd and Friday January 23rd at 7 p.m. at the Albert Pike Masonic Center, 712 Scott Street, downtown Little Rock. Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) was written during the last year of Mozart’s life (1791). The opera was composed in the style of Singspiel (using sung and spoken text) and was an outlet for Mozart’s Masonic belief. The opera is filled with symbolism, especially focused on the number three. Magic Flute was an immediate success, performed over 100 times in the first two years of its existence. Mozart was not alive to see the 100th performance, having died only months after the premiere. Tickets are $25; active duty military and student tickets are $10 are can be purchased online at www.ArkansasSymphony.org, at the Albert Pike Masonic Center beginning 60 minutes prior to the concert; or by phone at 501-666-1761, ext. 100.

 

 

 

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