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Voice students to sing Mozart opera.

Byline: The Register-Guard

The University Opera Ensemble, directed by Mark Kaczmarczyk, and the University Symphony will present Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's opera "The Magic Flute" at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Robinson Theatre, 1109 Old Campus Lane.

Reserved-seat tickets are $15 for the general public; $11 for senior citizens and UO and Lane Community College faculty; and $5 for students with ID. Tickets are available in advance through the Hult Center (682-5000) or the Erb Memorial Union (346-4363).

The fully staged production will be sung in German with English supertitles, but the spoken dialogue will be in English.

"The Magic Flute" is a fairy tale about true love surviving trials by fire and water, vows of silence, a mighty serpent and an evil Queen of the Night.

Prince Tamino is rescued from a deadly serpent by three attendants to the Queen of the Night. In gratitude, he promises the queen that he will rescue her daughter Pamina, who has been abducted by Sarastro, the High Priest of Isis and Osiris.

To help him on his quest, the queen gives a magic flute to Tamino and an enchanted glockenspiel to his cowardly birdcatcher friend, Papageno. The two adventurers discover that Sarastro is a wise and apparently good leader of his temple and has kidnapped Pamina to keep her away from her mother's evil influence.

The cast includes UO graduate and undergraduate voice students, including Shawna Gufftason as the Queen, Andrew Brock as Tamino, Gene Chin as Papageno, Marie Landreth as Pamina and Doremus Scudder as Sarastro. Others in the company include Jennifer Bacon, Emily Pidcock, Nora Ryan, Hallie Silverston and Carlos Zaplen.

"The Magic Flute" also will be presented Feb. 22 in Jacoby Auditorium at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg. Tickets are $11 general admission and $5 for students. They will be sold at the door.

Beethoven's Seventh

The University Symphony, under the baton of professor Wayne Bennett, will play at 3 p.m. Monday in the ballroom of the EMU, 1222 E. 13th Ave. Tickets, available at the door, are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.

The program consists of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and excerpts from Mozart's opera, "The Magic Flute," that will feature soloists from the production being staged at the university.

Bach and more, in brass

The Oregon Brass Quintet will be featured in a Faculty Artist Series concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Beall Concert Hall, 961 E. 18th Ave.

Tickets, available at the door, are $7 general admission and $4 for students and senior citizens.

The program includes Contrapunctus IX from J.S. Bach's "The Art of Fugue," selections from two Bach cantatas, "Picardy" from "Variations on a French Folk Tune" by Sterling Procter, Quintet by Malcolm Arnold, Fanfare from "Celebration for Brass" by UO professor emeritus Harold Owen, ``American Brass Band Journal Suite #1'' by G.W.E. Friederich and Sonatine by Eugene Bozza.

The Oregon Brass Quintet, one of three faculty ensembles at the UO School of Music, consists of George Recker and Stephen Dunn, trumpets; Douglas Campbell, horn; Jeffrey Williams, trombone; and Michael Grose, tuba.
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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Feb 9, 2003
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