On January 12, Pacific Symphony will present an abridged version of Mozart’s
The Magic Flute
 for their Family Series in which all of the roles will be performed by Chapman students and alumni, directed by Chapman’s director of operatic studies, Peter Atherton.  This 45-minute performance is ripe with original narration and dialogue designed to introduce children to the beautiful and powerful instrument of the voice. Led by newly appointed Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutiérrez,
The Magic Flute
allows the orchestra and singers to tell the tale of love triumphing over evil in a world of enchantments rife with the danger of deception.  The staged production features two Chapman alumni in lead roles: Ben Bliss (’08) as Tamino and Steve Pence (’01) as Sarastro, with all smaller roles and understudies played by current Chapman students and recent alumni, including Jerry Bartucciotto (’12), Kylena Parks (’14), Nichole Michel (’12), Alex Bodrero (’13), Brett Gray (’15) and Natalie Uranga (’14).  Read the
press release
for more details!