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October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018


The Magic Flute

THE MAGIC FLUTE

BY WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

OCTOBER 5 & 7, 2018 AT THE VALENTINE THEATRE

Fans of the 1984 film Amadeus will remember the raucously enthusiastic audience reception of The Magic Flute. Why? Written in German and incorporating spoken dialogue, Mozart’s 1791 masterpiece captured the imagination of the Viennese at the end of the 18th century. It continues to captivate today. Prince Tamino seeks to save the sweet Pamina from the high priest Sarastro, who has stolen her away from her mother The Queen of the Night. Through trials and song, he and his comic relief sidekick Papageno attempt to navigate a brilliant fantasy world and save the day.

Performed in English with English supertitles.

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February 8, 2019 - February 10, 2019


Carmen

CARMEN

BY GEORGES BIZET

FEBRUARY 8 & 10, 2019 AT THE VALENTINE THEATRE

The composer Georges Bizet would also embrace a form of opera that incorporated spoken dialogue for his iconic Carmen. Written a little over
a century after The Magic Flute, Carmen continues to be one of the most beloved and performed operas. Arias like Habanera and The Toreador Song are at once familiar, but also fascinating to see in their original context. The audience witnesses the “cigarette girl” Carmen’s full range of emotion--savage fierceness, beguiling sensuality and tragic indifference. The soldier Don José and Carmen have a relationship that is, well, complicated. Is Carmen a feminist hero? A victim without freedom?

Performed in French with English supertitles.

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April 12, 2019 - April 14, 2019


The Ballad of Baby Doe

THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE

BY DOUGLAS MOORE

APRIL 12 & 14, 2019 AT THE VALENTINE THEATRE

A SEMI-STAGED PRODUCTION OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC

Horace Tabor builds an opera house in the mining town of Leadville, Colorado in Douglas Moore’s most famous and frequently performed opera from 1956. What follows is a distinctly American tale of scandal and betrayal; love and beginning anew; and the loss of a fortune. Peppered with real figures from U.S. history like President Chester A. Arthur and William Jennings Bryan, The Ballad of Baby Doe is also known for the beauty of its heroine’s arias.

Performed in English with English supertitles.

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