Alexandria Summer Nights Announces Venue Change for ‘The Magic Flute’

By Francisco Salazar

Classical Movements has announced a venue change for its Alexandria Summer Nights performances of “The Magic Flute.”

The company said the performances will now be held indoors at the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theatre instead of the originally scheduled outdoor performances.

Classical Movements said, “The reason behind our venue change is the current poor air quality, which poses a potential risk to the health of both our talented singers and our valued audience members. We have decided to prioritize the well-being and safety of everyone involved by moving both performances indoors to the George Washington Masonic Memorial Theatre in Old Town Alexandria on Friday, June 9th at 6 p.m.”

Thirteen young artists from across the U.S. will perform a full production of the famed opera. The cast includes Evan Katsefes as Tamino beside Veronica Robinson in the role of Pamina. The Queen of the Night will be performed by Madison Barton-Holloway. Anthony Larson is featured as Sarastro and Olivia Troyer sings the role of Papagena with Steven Switzer in the counter-role of Papageno. Colton Smith will sing the role of Monostatos,  Katie Buchanan, Alicia Woodberry, and Tara Kitchelt perform as the Three Ladies and Megan Ortman, Amelia Brooks-Everist, and Kara Palermo take on the roles of the Three Spirits.