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Style and Status: Dr. Mitchell Morris on Music’s Social Roles in The Magic Flute

Posted on: December 3, 2019

What is an opera seria character doing in a fairy tale opera? How does Mozart’s use of musical form demonstrate how we are supposed understand the characters? Dr. Mitchell Morris, UCLA Professor of Musicology, answers these questions and more, cracking open our understanding of The Magic Flute through a detailed discussion of the composer's use of music and poetic forms.

Recorded live at LA Opera Connects' Opera for Educators class on The Magic Flute (Saturday, October 26, 2019).