Pella Chronicle


February 17, 2012

OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe is coming to Pella


Pella —

Mozart’s The Magic Flute, a delightful commentary on love, forgiveness, tolerance and the brotherhood of mankind, is one of the most beloved operas of all time. Filled with star-studded queens, dragons, bird-catchers, heroes and heroines and noble priests, The Magic Flute is a spectacular potpourri of worldly and heavenly delights all set with sublime enchantment to some of Mozart’s greatest music. The opera, which was last performed by OPERA Iowa in 2002, will be sung in English with piano accompaniment.

OPERA Iowa Educational Touring Troupe members are handpicked  from nationwide auditions of more than 800 singers to share their love of opera with audiences of all ages. The talented young performers of the 2012 OPERA Iowa troupe are: soprano Dana Pundt of Kilgore, TX; soprano Sara Ann Mitchell of Austin, TX; soprano Ashley Cutright of Dallas, TX; tenor Gabriel Gargari of Bothell, WA; baritone Alexander Elliott of Astoria, NY; and bass Aaron Ingersoll of Traverse City, MI. The music director is Stephen Karr of Aiken, SC; and the technical director is Jessica Rechin of Manheim, PA.

Date: Feb. 20, 2012, Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing at 10 a.m.

Place: Pella's Jefferson Elementary

Contact Person: Lori Lorens

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