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Bravo Opera Company Prepares for Spring Performance: ‘The Magic Flute’

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS – APRIL 22, 2014 – Music students in the Bravo Opera Company at The University of Texas at Brownsville will spend the next few days putting the final touches on their roles in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte – The Magic Flute – the company’s spring performance.

Shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 in the TSC Arts Center.

UT Brownsville opera students rehearse The Magic Flute on Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014 at Eidman 112. Paul Chouy / UT Brownsville Paul Chouy / UT Brownsville

Nearly 40 UTB music students will participate, representing their home towns from throughout the Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi, and from Puebla, Monterrey, and Matamoros, Mexico.

Opera Co-Directors Dr. Daniel Hunter-Holly and Dr. Nicole Asel, Assistant Professors in the Department of Music, have formed two casts for the two performances, enabling the optimum number of students to experience as much stage time as possible.

Hunter-Holly said the students have been practicing for The Magic Flute since the beginning of the semester.

Laura Brumbaugh, pianist for the Department of Music, will perform the entire score for both performances.

The Magic Flute premiered in 1791 in Vienna; it is a two-act opera is in the form of a singspiel, a musical form that includes both singing and spoken dialogue.

The Magic Flute is a Patron of the Arts event. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 and 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 27 in the TSC Arts Center. Tickets are free for Patron members; for non-members, the general admission cost is $5.00.

For more information, call the Patron of the Arts office at 956-882-7025 or


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