Review: Magically Delicious–UT Opera Theatre Charms with Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’

Without doubt, the very things that make Mozart’s The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) compelling theatre are also the things that can become mind-boggling difficulties in modern productions. Its allegorical themes of enlightenment vs. ignorance, and the basic good vs. evil theme, are products of the Masonic allusions that Mozart and his librettist, Emanuel Schikaneder, wove…

This Weekend: UT Opera Theatre’s ‘The Magic Flute’

The University of Tennessee Opera Theatre is once again downtown at the Bijou Theatre, this time for a production of Mozart’s final opera, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). The production, directed by James Marvel with musical direction by Kevin Class, runs for four performances from Friday evening thru Sunday afternoon. Tickets: $20 for adults, $15 for…

UT Opera Theatre Offers ‘Medea’ This Weekend

The University of Tennessee Opera Theatre presents the world premiere of Larry Delinger’s Medea this weekend in four performances at the Relix Variety Theatre. Delinger’s Medea features a libretto by Douglas Langworthy, who translated and adapted the classic story from a play by a relatively obscure German playwright, Hans Henny Jahnn. The production is directed by John…