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Ash Lawn Opera: “Mozart’s Magic Piccolo”

“Mozart’s Magic Piccolo” is a wonderful way to introduce children and their families to the fun and magic of opera. This hour-long performance of excerpts in English from Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute also features an interactive narration, lively printed educational materials, and souvenirs to take home. You’ll be introduced to the beautiful princess Pamina and prince Tamino with his magic flute, the powerful Queen of the Night and her counterpart in the realm of the day — Sarastro, and the adorable bird catcher Papageno who finally finds his counterpart, Papagena. You’ll also see local children playing the wild animals tamed by Tamino’s flute and the birdlike children of Papageno and Papagena. Families will not only have the opportunity to experience live, professional opera – with a full orchestra, sets, and costumes – but will also learn how an opera is put together. In between excerpts, you’ll see a set move, lights and costumes changed, how the Queen can sing so fast and high, and much more. This is a great way to make opera accessible and fun for the next generation!

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“Mozart’s Magic Piccolo” is sponsored by RoseWood Village: Assisted Living and Memory Care

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About Ash Lawn Opera:
For over 33 years, the Ash Lawn Opera Festival has produced opera and other musical performances first at Ash Lawn-Highland, and now at the beautifully renovated Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville. The Festival also provides a wide range of educational programs for youth and adults; professional training for emerging artists and interns; and seeks to enrich the cultural vitality and quality of life in Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region.

The Paramount Theater is proud to join forces with community leaders to bring high quality performing arts to our community.

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  • Student Rush Persons with a valid student ID or proof of enrollment are eligible to purchase remaining tickets to all Paramount Presents performances at a 50% discount at the Box Office 45 minutes prior to show time.
  • Youth/Child Tickets Youth/Child tickets are for patrons ages 12 and younger. All children must have a ticket (no "babes in arms").
  • Group Sales Groups of 20 or more attending Paramount performances receive a 10% discount on the price of tickets (not valid for all shows). The complete order for a group should be placed at one time. Please contact the Box Office at 434.979.1333 for more information.

Support for the Arts

Thank you to The National Endowment for the Arts and the Virginia Commission for the Arts for their generous support of The Paramount Theater.

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Phone: 434.979.1333

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