Events in Ithaca

Sunday July 25, 2010
Monday July 26, 2010
Tuesday July 27, 2010
Wednesday July 28, 2010
Thursday July 29, 2010
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute, 7:30 PM Thursday July 29 to Sunday August 1 at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca, NY. Directed by Steve Stull and Jeanne Goddard and conducted by Richard Montgomery, this production features faculty and students from the Ithaca College School of Music.

Professor Deborah Montgomery-Cove and assistant professor Amada DeMaris join such noted regional singers as Thom Baker, Andrew Bawden, Todd Geer, Joanna Manring, David Neal, and Steve Stull. Other cast members include: Perry Albert, Dan Bates, Anna Ashley Carver, Lynn Craver, Laura Gladd, Madeline Harts, Laura McCall, Hilerie Klein Rensi, Stephen Wilkins, and yours truly. I not only play comic relief but helped to revise the book and lyrics for this special adaptation of Mozart’s most enchanting opera.
Mozart’s The Magic Flute is a fairy tale of love and redemption. Prince Tamino and his companion, the merry birdcatcher Papageno, must endure terrible trials to become worthy of their respective sweethearts: Princess Pamina and Papagena. Their quest occurs amid a cosmic battle between Sarastro, the High Priest of the Sun, and Pamina’s mother, the vengeful Queen of the Night. As you adventure with our heroes, you will encounter piping spirits, dancing slaves, secret rites of fire and water, and a giant man-eating fish.

The Magic Flute will be shown 7:30 PM Thursday, July 29; Friday, July 30; Saturday, July 31; and Sunday, August 1. Weather permitting, all performances will take place outdoors. In case of rain, a performance will move into the barn studio. Tickets will be sold at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students. Volunteers who work the box office or usher may attend for free. For more information, please call 257-2043.

The CRS Barn Studio is located on the lake side of North Triphammer Road, 1.5 miles north of Route 13 and the malls.