Wow, wow, wow.
I’m going to say it… My students are the best 🙂
Our Voice Lab students have been rehearsing for weeks, and have prepared a new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
We have taken this opera and (hopefully) have turned it into something accessible to the opera newcomers among us, performers included. We’ve stripped away some of the music, we’ve added dialogue, and we’ve given the audience “Opera Guides”. While doing so, we made it a point to poke fun at the absurdities that often plague opera (it’s OK to laugh at those–we know they’re ridiculous).
Yes, our production is infused with humor, but it also contains moments of beautiful music and quality singing (in both German and English!).
These students have far exceeded any expectation I had for this program, and I am thrilled to be sharing it with the world.