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April 9th, 2008
Motzart's Magic Flute

The Texas State University-San Marcos Opera Theatre and Symphony Orchestra will perform “The Magic Flute,” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart April 11-12, at 7:30 p.m. and April 13, at 2 p.m.

The event will be held at the San Marcos High School Performing Arts Center at 2601 E. McCarty Lane in San Marcos.

The performance will take audience members on a fantastical journey to rescue a princess from evil. The show will be a light-hearted, action-filled romp complete with an exotic queen, spirits, sorcery, a beautiful princess, a handsome prince and a lovelorn ornithologist.

Tickets will be $5, and can be purchased at the door or by calling (512) 245-2615. For more information contact Samuel Mungo, Director of Opera Studies, at (512) 245-2046.

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0 thoughts on “Motzart's Magic Flute

  1. Note that High School students and younger are FREE!

    SMHS Performing Arts Center is “state of the art…It’s a jewel for the city of San Marcos” according to Sam Mungo, Director of the TXS Opera Theater.

    Hope all come see the new SMHS facilities and enjoy what will be a first class perfomance by extremely talented musicians.

    The closing remarks should repeat the opening sentence: High School students and younger are FREE!

    Peter Baen

  2. This will be a great opportunity for the entire community! At $5 a ticket and free to students, it is a cultural gift to the community from TSU and SMCISD. The university and school district should be congratulated for this combined effort.
    This does not mean that toddlers should be running up and down the isles. Infants have no place at such events either. At some point, people are going to have to realize they have to pay for what they get, but I hope they take advantage of this opportunity responsibly.
    After these “Flute” performances, there will be no excuse for anyone in the San Marcos and larger community
    to say that they have never seen an opera. To my knowledge, this is the first time since 1978 that the university has produced “The Magic Flute.” I know of no other more entertaining opera, it translates well into English, and there is no more beautiful music.

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