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Mozart's classic opera, The Magic Flute, is ripe with all of the essential fairy tale elements. Prince Tamino must save Princess Pamina from her evil mother, the Queen of the Night. To help him on his quest, three lovely ladies give him a magic flute that will charm both animals and humans. With the help of his flute and the companionship of his jovial friend, Papageno, Prince Tamino overcomes the trial of Silence and thereby wins the hand of Princess Pamina. A celebration of true love conquering all, The Magic Flute transports us into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness and wins!
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Toledo Opera brings to your school everything that is necessary for the production, including four vocal artists, a collaborative pianist, a piano, scenery and costumes. You only need to provide a space-we love to perform in gymnasiums! For many K-8 students, this is a first step toward developing a life-long love for opera and theater performed live. Students’ rapt attention during performances shows that they are amazed by all that is happening; they are caught up in the story and in awe of the talent, both singing and acting, that the artists display. The word, awesome, appears frequently in young students’ responses to an Opera on Wheels performance.
"This was a fantastic experience for our students! Thank you for such a fun, high quality performance!"
- Carrie Sanchez, Principal, Port Clinton Middle School, Port Clinton, OH
“Many students appreciated the vocal talent and power of the singers, as well as the accompaniment of the keyboard player. [Opera On Wheels] will long be remembered at Raymer Elementary School.”
- Celeste Grime, Music Specialist, Raymer Elementary School, Toledo, OH
“This was the best performance ever! The kids laughed so much and loved the experience. The costumes were so beautiful and the voices were lovely. Thank you!”
- Kimberly Manchur, Music Teacher, Ottawa Hills Elementary School, Ottawa Hills, OH
Students will be both thrilled and challenged by a live arts performance that combines music, drama and story elements. What are the academic benefits? When Opera on Wheels comes to your school, students have the opportunity to achieve a variety of standards, including:
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