Vocalist Simon Estes to give lecture for ‘The Magic Flute’ showing

Melissa Garrett

Renowned vocalist Simon Estes will speak at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in 175-179 Scheman Building in collaboration with ISU Theatre’s performance of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”

In a collaboration among the ISU Opera Studio, the ISU Chamber Orchestra and ISU Theatre, all ticket holders for “The Magic Flute” are welcome to attend a reception and lecture before Saturday’s 7:30 p.m. showing of the play. 

The reception opens at 6 p.m., and the event will end by 7 p.m. The lecture is free, and donations are welcome. 

According to a press release, “Estes will share his experiences singing the role of Sarastro on the world’s great opera stages.”

“The Magic Flute” will play at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Ticket prices for “The Magic Flute” are $14 for students, $19 for seniors and $21 for adults. Tickets may be purchased via Ticketmaster and are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Iowa State Center.

For more information, visit ISU Theatre’s website