Salzburg Marionette Theater
Wednesday, March 3 - Thursday, March 4, 2004Bowker Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
$30, $15; 17 and under $15
Five College Students $15
The world's most renowned marionette company returns for two Center Series performances. The Salzburg Marionette Theater regularly performs to recordings of 18th and 19th century operas made by the world's leading orchestras and singers. The elaborately costumed puppets are praised by audiences and critics alike for their stunning, often hilarious physical feats and amazingly life-like range of expression. On Wednesday, they perform the company's signature piece, Mozart's The Magic Flute. Thursday night's performance is the popular Barber of Seville by Rossini.
"Watching the marionettes evoked a complex, dynamic pleasure. Unhampered by gravity, the marionettes can offer more stage action than human singing actors do, and so enhance the hair-trigger emotions of the characters"
-Los Angeles Times