Away She Goes

One of my former students, Chelsea Basler-Aston, is singing the role of Papagena in Boston Lyric Opera’s production of The Magic Flute. This new English adaptation of the classic Mozart opera includes a new libretto, a novel setting, all-new staging, and (of course) the lovely soprano above. The Magic Flute plays at the Schubert Theatre on October 4, 6, 9, 11, and 13.

Update: the press verdicts are in and they are universally glowing. Here’s a sampling:

  • MIT’s The Tech said that Chelsea’s performance “showcased her comedic talent and warm, mellifluous singing”.
  • Boston Classical Review noted, “Chelsea Basler’s bright soprano was a delight in the brief role of Papagena”.
  • The Boston Globe put it as, “Chelsea Basler’s Shakespeare-quoting Papagena is sweetly insinuating”.
  • New York Arts declared that this “delightful soprano”‘s duet with Papageno was “charmingly sung”.

Congratulations, Chelsea!

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