Carey to present "The Magic Flute"

Carey to present "The Magic Flute"

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from William Carey University

The William Carey University Winters School of Music and Ministry will present "The Magic Flute," an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28 in Hattiesburg and Ocean Springs.

The Thursday and Friday performances will be in Smith Auditorium at the Hattiesburg campus. On Thursday, there will be a 10 a.m. performance for middle and high school students and a 7 p.m. performance for general audiences. The opera will also be performed for general audiences at 7 p.m. on Friday.

The Saturday performance will begin at 2 p.m. at the Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education, located at 1600 Government Street in Ocean Springs.

The opera is set in a "mythical land between the sun and the moon" and tells the story of a noble prince ordered by the mysterious Queen of the Night to rescue a beautiful princess who was kidnapped. The opera is known as a Singspiel, which is German for "sing-play," because of a combination of spoken dialogue with arias and ensembles.

The production is directed by Dr. Kimberle Moon, artist-in-residence and instructor for voice and vocal arts. Co-director is Bethany Fagan, a senior music performance major from Petal. The cast, crew and orchestra include Carey students and faculty members.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $10 for military personnel and $5 for students with ID and children under age 10. Tickets are $10 for groups of 10 or more.

Hattiesburg performance tickets can be purchased at Tickets for the O'Keefe Center performance can be purchased at

For more information, contact the Winters School of Music and Ministry at (601) 318-6175.