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The Magic Flute

Experience Mozart's genius in this new production of opera's favorite fairy tale. The Queen of the Night and the mysterious sorcerer Sarastro vie for the young initiates, Tamino and Pamina. With the hapless bird-catcher Papageno, the Queen's lively trio of ladies, singing spirits and dancing animals, The Magic Flute has been a favorite in every era, attracting fans of all ages.

October 18 & 20, 2013

 

The Magic Flute

 

The Masques of Orpheus

The Masques of Orpheus: An original series of music and drama, with dance and poetry, featuring Opera Roanoke's artistic staff and Young Apprentice Artists.

Named after the original singer-songwriter-composer, the Greek bard Orpheus is considered the ancient founder of music itself. The Masque was an early form of "festive entertainment" featuring "singers and dancers, actors, poets and players." Opera Roanoke's Masques of Orpheus is a new series of innovative programs of operatic entertainment featuring a variety of arias, duets, scenes, poetry, theatre & dance. Thist hriller, OperaRoanoke's first fully-staged Wagner opera, will only be ashore for one weekend.

 

The Masques of Orpheus

 

Julius Caesar

Handel's Julius Caesar in Egypt is not only his grandest opera, it is one of the greatest character dramas in music. Reimagining Caesar's historical campaign in Egypt, Handel's ensemble drama features showstoppers for each of the principal characters. Cleopatra and her villainous brother, Ptolemy jockey for the favor of the Roman Emperor while the noble widow Cornelia and her hot-headed son, Sesto seek revenge.

March 21 & 23, 2014

 

Julius Caesar

 

 

 

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