The Magic Flute will be presented on the big screen, courtesy of the Creston and District Public Library and introduced by Jasmine Lothien. The Magic Flute is a Mozart favourite, full of intrigue, deception and magic.
Kathleen Battle’s glorious voice soars in the role of Pamina. Her lover is Tamino, sung by Francisco Araiza.
Two older women are mistresses of deception, the queen of the night and a flirty old woman, who targets Papengo. Initially he resists, wishing for a younger woman. When he finally succumbs she is transformed to the youthful beauty of Pamina. Serve him right? He was the one who lied in the first place, leading Pamino to believe that he, Papengo, had saved his life.
Hopefully Battle will impress us with her singing and acting abilities. If we are lucky she will be as good as Katie Foy, who performed the title role in Footlighters’ latest production, Annie.
Admission to the viewing of The Magic Flute is free. It runs at 7:30 p.m. April 27.
—BY JULIE EWASHEN