EVENT: A Note on Opera: Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte”
Question: Are you an opera fan? If the answer is ‘yes’ then this is most definitely for you. If it’s ‘no,’ don’t click away yet, you never know, you might still like it!
Join us for the latest in our ‘A Note on Opera’ series as we explore Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.”
Throughout his short life, Mozart strove to create “German” opera, something that would stand alongside the existing traditions of French and Italian opera. But to do so, he started with what already existed in German musical theatre, the “Singspiel.” Composed and premiered in the last year of his life, “Die Zauberflöte” elevates the vaudeville of “Singspiel” into the sublime, with transcendent music that takes stock figures and elevates them into fully-developed characters. Here Mozart sets the trajectory that German opera will follow through Beethoven, Weber, Wagner, and Strauss.
Course to be taught in English by David Kerr. No pre-existing knowledge of music required.
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When: Monday, August 10, 2015
Time: 6:30 – 8:00pm
Where: Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta
Admission: $10 for Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta members; $20 for non-members
Ready to get your name on the list? Make sure you click the link below to register!
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