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'The Magic Flute,' Boston, March 30

Here's a chance for families to see a performance of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" unlike any other, presented by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra at Boston's Symphony Hall.

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The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras along with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of a new adaptation of Mozart’s "The Magic Flute," specially conceived by Federico Cortese and Bill Barclay for families and young children. In this new 75-minute adaptation of The Magic Flute, conductor Federico Cortese and several members of the orchestra join a cast of seven singers and the newly created role of narrator to present a young-audience version of this fantastical opera. Performed in English, this new adaptation of "The Magic Flute" will feature young musicians of the Boston Youth Symphony and professional singers, along with hand-drawn projections, as well as large and small puppets and colorful costumes. Though there is no formal set, the dramatic action has been designed to take place both on the stage and in the aisles of Symphony Hall. Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians have played a significant role in the musical preparation of these performances. Sun., March 30, noon and 3 p.m. Adults, $20; ages 18 and under, $5. Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Mass. Ave., Boston. www.bso.org

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