Magical ‘Mozart’ at Colonial

Mar 11, 2014
Photo by: Monika Rittershaus Markus Werba is Papageno in the Salzburg Festival’s “The Magic Flute.”

Belfast — Colonial Theatre's More Than Movies series continues with W.A. Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” captured live in HD in 2012 at the Salzburg Festival. It runs about three and a half hours and will be screened Sunday, March 23, at 1:30 p.m.

A colorful parade of wild and whimsical characters is the hallmark of this charming tale, sung in German. The coloratura role Queen of the Night and Papageno's flighty birdsongs are only two standouts that make this a truly magical opera that is said to offer some moral principles of Free Masonry, albeit veiled.

Admission is $10.25, $8.25 for teens and $5.25 for children. The Colonial Theatre is located at 163 High St. Wine and beer are served, along with an expanded concession menu. For more information, call 338-5087.

Upcoming in the series is Georges Bizet’s “Carmen,” sung in French and captured live at Paris Opera, Sunday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m.; and Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Hansel & Gretel,” sung in German and captured live at Paris Opera, Sunday, April 6, at 1:30 p.m.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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