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Pickup Truck Opera’s “The Magic Flute”

August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

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The North Shore Music Association and the Opp-Hvidston Foundation present a fun and exciting show for all ages by Mixed Precipitation’s Pickup Truck Opera at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Saturday, August 13, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

There is no admission fee for the performance, but a suggested donation to Mixed Precipitation of $10–$25 per person is very much appreciated. Reservations at www.mixedprecipitation.org are appreciated.

Unfolding on their pickup truck stage, the troupe performs Mozart’s 1791 opera, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Launched into the future, a group of young explorers navigates the cosmos as rival forces led by the Queen of the Night and Sarastro, the Wizard of the Sun, attempt to control their destiny.

This futuristic telling of the opera, created by music director Gary Ruschman, playwright Francisco Benavides, and staging director Taous Khazem, is enacted by Pickup Truck Opera’s cast of singers, puppeteers, and instrumentalists. It features Mozart’s fiery arias, epic choruses, and the groovy beats of the 90s discotheque, including hits by Deee-lite, Pizzicato Five, and Icelandic pop star Björk.

The Pickup Truck Opera continues Mixed Precipitation’s 14-year tradition of outdoor theater extravaganzas, touring Minnesota communities in late summer. Mixed Precipitation’s mission is to create festive theatrical events that inspire social engagement. Since 2009 they have presented their signature events, A Picnic Operetta and Pickup Truck Opera, at community gardens, urban farms, parks, orchards, and vineyards throughout Minnesota.

 

The North Shore Music Association and the Opp-Hvidston Foundation present a fun and exciting show for all ages by Mixed Precipitation’s Pickup Truck Opera at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Saturday, August 13, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

There is no admission fee for the performance, but a suggested donation to Mixed Precipitation of $10–$25 per person is very much appreciated. Reservations at www.mixedprecipitation.org are appreciated.

Unfolding on their pickup truck stage, the troupe performs Mozart’s 1791 opera, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Launched into the future, a group of young explorers navigates the cosmos as rival forces led by the Queen of the Night and Sarastro, the Wizard of the Sun, attempt to control their destiny.

This futuristic telling of the opera, created by music director Gary Ruschman, playwright Francisco Benavides, and staging director Taous Khazem, is enacted by Pickup Truck Opera’s cast of singers, puppeteers, and instrumentalists. It features Mozart’s fiery arias, epic choruses, and the groovy beats of the 90s discotheque, including hits by Deee-lite, Pizzicato Five, and Icelandic pop star Björk.

The Pickup Truck Opera continues Mixed Precipitation’s 14-year tradition of outdoor theater extravaganzas, touring Minnesota communities in late summer. Mixed Precipitation’s mission is to create festive theatrical events that inspire social engagement. Since 2009 they have presented their signature events, A Picnic Operetta and Pickup Truck Opera, at community gardens, urban farms, parks, orchards, and vineyards throughout Minnesota.

 

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Date:
August 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/

Organizer

North Shore Music Association
Phone:
218-387-1272
Email:
info@northshoremusicassociation.com
Website:
http://www.northshoremusicassociation.com/

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music@boreal.org

Venue

North House Folk School
500 W. Highway 61
Grand Marais, MN 55604 United States
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Phone:
218-387-9762
Website:
http://www.northhouse.org/