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Gee Mail: The Magic Flute

Recently, the West Virginia University College of Creative Arts presented four live performances of one of Mozart’s greatest operas, “The Magic Flute.”

To pull it off, a team of students and faculty had to conjure up a bit of magic of their own, as WVU President Gordon Geeobserved in his latest Gee Mail.

In this behind-the-curtain peek, Gee sees the set and costumes come to life and actors and musicians refining their craft before showtime.

“The Magic Flute” was a 100 percent student production, requiring several weeks of preparation. The opera fantasy tells the story of a prince, persuaded by a queen to rescue her daughter from captivity. Along the prince’s journey, he is given a ”magic flute,” which turns sorrows into joy.

“Our students and faculty are dedicated to making the show go on,” Gee said.

“West Virginia University is so enriched in the arts and I am proud of our students and faculty for the work and creativity they bring to the stage.”