Imagine this for a moment. The year is 1988. You are opening your brand-new Nintendo Entertainment System for the first time. You carefully insert the game cartridge and hear the opening strains of the “Ground Theme” from Super Mario Bros. Did you at any time think that this music or the famous melodies from Legend of Zelda would lend itself to Mozart? Pacific Opera Project and their artistic director Josh Shaw have taken on the challenge of bringing Nintendo to the opera stage with their new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
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