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The Texas Tech Opera Theatre will present Die Zauberflöte, “The Magic Flute,” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-22 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theater, 1501 Mac Davis Lane.


“The Magic Flute” is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a German libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The performance will be sung in German with English supertitles.


Set in a mythical land between the sun and the moon, three women in the service of the Queen of the Night save Prince Tamino from a serpent. When they leave to tell the queen, the birdcatcher Papageno appears. He boasts to Tamino that it was he who killed the creature.


The women return to give Tamino a portrait of the queen’s daughter, Pamina, who they say has been enslaved by the evil Sarastro. Tamino immediately falls in love with the girl’s picture.


The queen, appearing in a burst of thunder, tells Tamino about the loss of her daughter and orders him to rescue her. The women give a magic flute to Tamino to ensure safety on the journey and appoint three spirits to guide him.


Separately, then together, Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials, which end in triumph, with the Queen and her cohorts vanquished.


The opera is directed by Gerald Dolter and conducted by Imre Pallo.


General admission tickets are $20 each (service fee included) and are available for purchase online at selectaseatlubbock.com or other Select-a-Seat outlets. Admission is free for Texas Tech students.


For more information or to purchase tickets, call (806) 770-2000.