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A Truly Spectacular Magic Flute

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November 30, 2013 was a truly spectacular night. For some people it might have been sitting at home and watching TV. For others it might have been flying somewhere on a plane. But for some it was watching Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Die Zauberflote at the LA Opera. The production was a very exotic one; not what most people expect when going to a Mozart opera. What do we know about Die Zauberflote? It's about an impossible love which becomes possible. The Queen of the Night (sung by the fabulous Erika Miklosa) needed to overpower Sarastro (sung by the entrancing Evan Boyer). Tamino (the great Lawrence Brownlee) was only a pawn in her plan when Pamina (sung by the fantastical Janai Brugger) and Tamino fell in love. The story is really a heart-wrenching one and ends with good defeating evil. 

As you might tell from the photos, the production was rare. It was an interaction between the singers and a movie playing behind them. The images in the movie layered up with the singers stan…