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ASU’s Herberger Mainstage Lyric Opera Theatre ends the season with Mozart’s popular opera, The Magic Flute

March 29, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. – ASU’s Herberger Mainstage Lyric Opera Theatre (LOT) presents Mozart’s most widely performed and best loved opera, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) April 23-May 1, the last LOT performance of the 2003-2004 Mainstage season.

Written in 1791, shortly before Mozart’s death, Die Zauberflöte is the symbolic tale of good versus evil. Handsome Tamino and his cohort Papageno journey to rescue beautiful Pamina, held captive by the high priest Sarastro. Spurred on by Pamina’s mother, the Queen of the Night, who has given Tamino the Magic Flute, the characters encounter trials of sorrow and deceit while they search for love and virtue, which ultimately prevail.

LOT program director William Reber is the musical director for Flute and LOT associate director Dale Dreyfoos will direct the opera. The opera will be performed in German, with English dialogue.

WHEN:April 23, 24, 30, and May 1, 7:30 p.m.; April 25 and May 2, 2 p.m.
WHERE:The Evelyn Smith Music Theatre in the ASU Music Building, 40 E. Gammage Pkwy., Tempe
TICKETS:$14 adults; $12 seniors, faculty, staff and ASU alumni; $5 students

Lyric Opera Theatre is part of the ASU Herberger Mainstage Season featuring theatre, dance and music performances. For a complete Mainstage schedule, go to

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Denise Tanguay