Release date: 2/14/2011
San Francisco Opera Education Presents The Magic Flute for Families-The Movie!
February 19 in Palo Alto and March 27 in Los Gatos
SAN FRANCISCO (February 14, 2011) — San Francisco Opera Education presents FREE screenings of The Magic Flute for Families—The Movie! on Saturday, February 19 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto and on Sunday, March 27 1 p.m. at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center in Los Gatos.
Created from San Francisco Opera's The Magic Flute for Families
in 2007, this one-hour movie is a perfect way for children to learn about the magic of the opera. San Francisco Opera’s Education department produced this movie version for Bay Area school and community programs. Family resource materials, such as a story synopsis, biographies, slideshows of design drawings and production photos, coloring book images and audio and video examples are available at sfopera.com/edmaterials
In this abridged version of Mozart’s whimsical tale, the bird-catcher Papageno (Daniel Belcher) narrates the plot between arias in a fun, family-friendly format. Papageno accompanies the prince Tamino (Chad Freeburg) on a journey through an enchanted world to free his beloved Pamina, sung by former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow Ji Young Yang. Along the way, they find their true loves and discover the virtues of wisdom and forgiveness. The cast also includes Svetlana Nikitenko as the Queen of the Night and former Adler Fellow Jeremy Galyon as Sarastro. The mystical realms of the opera are re-envisioned by renowned cartoonist and designer Gerald Scarfe.
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA EDUCATION
PRESENT THE MAGIC FLUTE FOR FAMILIES — THE MOVIE!
FEBRUARY 19 AND MARCH 27
TICKETS: This is a free event; seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open
30 minutes before each show time.
INFORMATION: Prior to the screenings there will be a 15-minute live introduction by a San Francisco Opera Education Teaching Artist. The movie is in English, with English subtitles. Recommended for ages 4-12. For more information visit sfopera.com/learn.
San Francisco Opera’s The Magic Flute for Families – The Movie!
Saturday, February 19 Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m. Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center
14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Sung in English with English subtitles
Running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Rating: Recommended for ages 4-12
Cast: Production Team:
Tamino Chad Freeburg Conductor Alya Joffe
Pamina Ji Young Yang Director Yuval Sharon
Papageno Daniel Belcher Designer Gerald Scarfe
Queen of the Night Svetlana Nikitenko Original Lighting Designer Richard Pilbrow
Sarastro Jeremy Galyon Lighting Designer Chris Maravich
Papagena Rhoslyn Jones Chorus Director Ian Robertson
Monostatos Matthew O’Neill
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