By Robert D. Thomas
Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily
Tonight is an “encore performance” of the Metropolitan
Opera’s HD telecast of Mozart’s The Magic
Flute to be shown at 6:30 p.m. (PST) in a handful of theaters throughout
Southern California. The title is correct; the 1 hour long program is sung in
English using a sparkling production designed by Julie Taymor (creator of The Lion King musical).
Tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. is Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, another wonderful
production that, among other things, includes Philip Landridge as the Witch in
one of his final appearances (he died a couple of months after this production
first aired in December 2009).
Details, including lists of the theaters showing each
program (not all theaters are showing both), are HERE. They’re both worth
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