Resuming Live Operatic Fundraising Performances for 51 Walden - Our 15th Season
Mozart's The Magic Flute
Saturday August 14, 2021 - 8 PM
Sunday August 15, 2021 - 2 PM
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Performances are August 14 at 8 PM and August 15 at 2 PM.
Tickets are $25 with general admission seating. You can order tickets on line here or by calling 51 Walden at 978-369-7911.
The opera is performed with full orchestra, sung in the original German with projected English titles, and spoken dialog in English. This is a concert performance without costumes, sets, or staging.
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All performers have been fully vaccinated (except those under 12) and will be wearing masks except for times when they interfere with performing; the hall has had UV scrubbers installed and air purifiers in the lobby; the overhead fans will be running in our high-ceilinged space; doors will be open as possible; and intermission will be without refreshments.
Audience members who are not fully vaccinated MUST wear a mask at all times. We strongly encourage vaccinated audience members to wear a mask as well, unless for some good reason you cannot, in the interest of our communal safety in breathing shared air. Children under 12 MUST wear a mask at all times, but we discourage you from bringing them, again for our communal safety.
We are following applicable safety regulations, and in accordance with their current status, seating has not been severely restricted, though we are setting up wider chair spacing then normal and have set the audience further back from the performing stage than usual.
Cast and Company
In order to give more of our singers a chance to perform, we have double cast many roles, so there are different casts for the two performances. See below for the details in case you want to hear a particular singer.
Cast, Orchestra, Production Credits
Detailed Cast Bios
Learn About Magic Flute
The opera was first performed in Vienna in 1791, and is in the form of a Singspiel - including both singing and spoken dialog. It is currently the third most-often performed opera worldwide, a favorite in opera houses around the globe.
The related Wikipedia article is here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Magic_Flute
Our musicologist Laura Prichard presented a fascinating talk
about Mozart operas earlier in the year, which you can watch here:
Opera51 Laura Prichard Mozart Operas Talk 2021-03-07.mp4
YouTube of Ingmar Bergman's filmed version: One of the finest filmed operas ever made, this 1975 production is a joy to watch:
A Fundraiser for 51 Walden
The performance is a benefit fundraiser to support operation of the 51 Walden facility. Proceeds contribute valuable funds to the maintenance and operation of 51 Walden, a community resource supporting hundreds of local residents each week throughout the year.
Donations to support 51 Walden can be made directly here, or by sending a check payable to "51 Walden" to P O Box 251, Concord, MA 01742. 51 Walden is a 501(c)3 organization.
Last updated 8/13/21