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Ravel 's Magical Opera

Ravel 's Magical Opera

May 16 — May 18, 8:00 p.m.Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Robert Neu, stage director
Magic Circle Mime Company
Pacific Symphony

PROKOFIEV: “Peter and the Wolf
RAVEL: “L'enfant et les sortilèges” (“The Child and the Magic Spells”)
(Semi-staged production)

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Preview Talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Celebrate your inner child with Ravel's masterpiece, the one-act opera  “L'enfant et les sortilèges” (“The Child and the Magic Spells”), in which a young boy encounters magical forces. Opening the program is Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a symphonic fairy tale that illustrates the characterful sounds of the orchestra and features unique visual performers, the Magic Circle Mime Company.

Tess Altiveros - The Child
Nicole Birkland - Mama, The China Cup, The Dragon Fly
Patricia Westley - The Louis XV Chair, A Country Lass, The Bat, The Screech Owl
Liv Redpath - The Fire, The Princess, The Nightingale
Leandra Ramm - A Shepherd, The White Cat, The Squirrel
Benjamin Sieverding - The Armchair, A Tree
Gabriel Preisser - The Black Cat, The Grandfather Clock
Brian Wallin - The Teapot, The Little Old Man, The Frog

Magic Circle Mime Co

Guest Artist

Magic Circle Mime Co

Magic Circle Mime Co. is regarded as one of today’s premier family attractions. Their highly acclaimed performances, which unite the concert orchestra with visual theater, are consistently praised for imaginative and innovative content. Magic Circle Mime Company is the creative partnership of Maggie Petersen and Douglas MacIntyre. Both artists have backgrounds in theatre and instrumental music, and have utilized that training to create their highly regarded programs. 

Magic Circle Mime Co. performs with virtually every major orchestra in North America and has performed on numerous occasions with the Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, Montreal, Saint Louis, Seattle and Toronto; Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra; and on more than half a dozen occasions at The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts with the National Symphony Orchestra.