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Music students perform comic opera

Feb. 13, 2009

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University music students will present two performances of Mozart's comic opera "The Magic Flute" Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21. Shows begin at 8 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

"The Magic Flute" tells the story of Prince Tamino's search for love and truth in a mythical kingdom inhabited by such characters as the bird-catcher Papageno and the mysterious Queen of the Night. The opera will be presented in English by a 40-member cast accompanied by a chamber ensemble.

Tickets are $15, $7 for students and $10 for senior citizens. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. For more information, contact Dr. Carl Ratner, director of opera, at (269) 387-4706 or carl.ratner@wmich.edu.

Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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