Mozart's The Magic Flute is the directing debut of the new Margot and Bill Winspear Chair in Opera Studies, Jonathan Eaton. The opera closes this weekend.
Eaton just joined the faculty of the University of North Texas College of Music as the Winspear Chair, and directing the university's operas is one of his principal tasks.
Eaton has approached the Mozart favorite with his own twist. His adaptation of the classic opera, in which the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter, Pamina, from captivity, plays out as a dream sequence. The adaptation is a mysterious, whimsical look at romance between men and women.
Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10 ; 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. "In the Know" lectures are presented 45 minutes before each performance. Performances are in the Lyric Theater at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, 2100 Interstate 35E. The event also will be streamed live .
FEATURED IMAGE: UNT Opera will perform Mozart's The Magic Flute at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 and 3 p.m. Nov. 12. Courtesy photo