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The Louisiana Opera is having a "Valen-Gras" party Friday, February 9. The "celebration of the season" features food, dancing, and selections from the operetta The Merry Widow.

"Magic Flute" Brings Mozart's Masonic Masterpiece

May 20, 2016
La'Opera

For many people, the words "classical" and "Mozart" are almost synonymous. La'Opera performs one of Mozart's most beloved operas The Magic Flute on Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the University of Louisiana Monroe's Biedenharn Recital Hall.

The opera, written in 1791, was one of the master composer's last completed works, and is stylistically similar to modern musical theater. Songs are interrupted with dialogue, and the audience is even addressed directly -- a practice not common in many operas.