November 5, 2010

NEC Presents Mozart’s
The Magic Flute,
November 19—21 at
Cutler Majestic Theatre

John Greer Conducts, Greg Smucker Directs


It will be a wild night of magic, mysticism and otherworldly delights as New England Conservatory’s Opera Department presents a fully-staged production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, November 19—21 at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St. Boston.

John Greer conducts the cast and orchestra. Greg Smucker is the stage director. The opera will be sung in English.


Tickets are available through the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Noon-5pm Tuesday-Saturday; online at or by phone at 617-824-8000. Tickets are $20. Students and Seniors $16, WGBH members 2-for-1 with I.D.

Performances take place at 8 p.m. on November 19 and 20 and at 3 p.m. on November 21.

Audio: NEC President Tony Woodcock invites you to this production.

For further information, check the NEC Website or call the NEC Concert Line at 617-585-1122.  NEC’s Jordan Hall, Brown Hall, Williams Hall and the Keller Room are located at 30 Gainsborough St., corner of Huntington Ave. Pierce Hall is located at 241 St. Botolph St. between Gainsborough and Mass Ave.


Recognized nationally and internationally as a leader among music schools, New England Conservatory offers rigorous training in an intimate, nurturing community to 720 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral music students from around the world.  Its faculty of 225 boasts internationally esteemed artist-teachers and scholars.  Its alumni go on to fill orchestra chairs, concert hall stages, jazz clubs, recording studios, and arts management positions worldwide.  Nearly half of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is composed of NEC trained musicians and faculty.

The oldest independent school of music in the United States, NEC was founded in 1867 by Eben Tourjee. Its curriculum is remarkable for its wide range of styles and traditions.  On the college level, it features training in classical, jazz, Contemporary Improvisation, world and early music. Through its Preparatory School, School of Continuing Education, and Community Collaboration Programs, it provides training and performance opportunities for children, pre-college students, adults, and seniors.  Through its outreach projects, it allows young musicians to engage with non-traditional audiences in schools, hospitals, and nursing homes—thereby bringing pleasure to new listeners and enlarging the universe for classical music and jazz.

NEC presents more than 600 free concerts each year, many of them in Jordan Hall, its world- renowned, 106-year old, beautifully restored concert hall.  These programs range from solo recitals to chamber music to orchestral programs to jazz and opera scenes.  Every year, NEC’s opera studies department also presents two fully staged opera productions at the Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston.

NEC is co-founder and educational partner of From the Top, a weekly radio program that celebrates outstanding young classical musicians from the entire country. With its broadcast home in Jordan Hall, the show is now carried by National Public Radio and is heard on 250 stations throughout the United States.

Contact: Ellen Pfeifer
Public Relations Manager
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115