3rd Grade ‘Magic Flute’ Opera Field Trip!

Written by Heather Gilles. Posted in 3rd Grade, 3rd Grade Music

Dear BFIS Third Grade Musicians and Families,

I´m SOOOO excited that the Third Grade and I get to go see an Opera Next Week, and not just ANY opera, one of the greatest operas by Mozart, the Magic Flute.  This production, by Opera Liceau is adapted with young audiences in mind, with a background on Mozart, a shortened score with highlights of some of most beautiful music in the opera!   Enjoy the photos below, then click for a short preview

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The Story

Mozart’s Magic Flute is a story of good versus evil, light against darkness. It follows Tamino, and his silly friend Papageno as they go on a quest to find Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night, to rescue her from Sarastro.  They soon discover the Queen of the Night is not to be trusted, and find that Sarastro is trying to keep the darkness from the world.  In the end, with the help of the Magic Flute and Bells given to them by the three ladies they find Pamina and banish the queen to the darkness.  Click the poster below to go to a youtube video that tells the fullstory of the Magic Flute!

 

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The Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Mozart was born in Salzburg, in 1756.  By the age of 5 he had learned to play both the violin and the piano, and by the age of 4 had written his piano concerto, when he was 8 he wrote his first symphony, and by the age of twelve he wrote his first opera!  As a child, he and his sister, Maria Anna, performed for royalty and aristocrats all over Europe.  Click the photo of Mozart above to see a video biography of Mozart and hear some of his music!

 

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Heather Gilles

Hello Parents and Students! This is Ms. G. I´m happy to be blogging about music in our school. I grew up in the United States, and recently moved to Barcelona from New York City. A little bit more about my professional background, I received my Bachelor´s in Music Performance from the Juilliard School, where I studied opera. I sang and worked as an Assistant Director with Opera Companies for many years before teaching music full time. This is my eighth year of teaching full time, and almost my fifteenth year of teaching private voice and piano lessons!