"The Magic Flute"

The University of Redlands School of Music and Crafton Hills College join together to present their 3rd annual fine arts opera collaboration, “The Magic Flute” from April 8-11 at Crafton Hills College.

The production is directed by Marco Schindelmann, Redlands Artist Professor of Voice and Director of the University Opera.

"The collaboration between our two institutions is beneficial to all involved. Crafton Hills College's students are exposed to as well as given opportunities to perform in operas while University of Redlands' students are able to work with some of Crafton Hills' unique and creative faculty and staff," Schindelmann said.

The production will feature a total of more than 100 students and 11 staff/faculty members from both schools. Singers, make-up artists and live orchestra performers will largely consist of University of Redlands students, while Crafton Hills College students will fill many of the dance, choreography, design and stage/technical positions.

“This type of unique collaboration not only benefits the students involved in the performances, but the residents in the community who have the privilege to witness large-scale theatre arts productions from the area’s future stars,” said Crafton Hills College President Gloria Harrison.

Opening night for “The Magic Flute” will be Thursday, April 8 at 8 p.m. at the Finkelstein Performing Arts Center on the Crafton Hills campus. Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10 shows will also begin at 8 p.m., along with a final performance on Sunday, April 11 at 2 p.m.

General admission tickets are $20 and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets or more information or for pre-sale tickets call 909-748-8881.

There are more than 1,700 trees on the University of Redlands campus.

In April 2010, it was designated a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. Redlands is among just three other colleges or universities in California to receive this designation.

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