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Mozart's Magical Castle

This holiday season, Casa Loma and Opera Atelier partner to create Mozart’s Magical Castle, a month-long installation which will bring Toronto’s Castle to life with the sights and sounds of Mozart’s beloved opera The Magic Flute. This unique interactive installation will feature a variety of performances, educational workshops, and creative activities that will expose participants of all ages to the music, dance and story of Mozart’s most famous opera in the magic environment of Casa Loma.

PERFORMANCES (Great Hall)
Performances will span three disciplines: Dance, Music and Drama. Dance performances will feature two Opera Atelier dancers performing choreography from The Magic Flute. Music performances will feature Opera Atelier principles singing some of The Magic Flute’s famous arias. Drama performances will feature costumed arts-educators leading the audience through an abridged version of the opera’s story.
Dates: December 26 (Music Day), 27 (Drama Day), 28 (Drama Day), 29 (Dance Day), and 30 (Dance Day), 2012
Times: 10:00AM and 12:00PM

WORKSHOPS (Library)
Workshops have been created in three areas to correspond with the performances: Dance, Music and Drama. All workshops are led by professional arts educators on the Opera Atelier team. These workshops are designed and intended for all members of the family to share in at one time. Space is limited.
Dates: December 26 (Music Day), 27 (Drama Day), 28 (Drama Day), 29 (Dance Day), and 30 (Dance Day), 2012
Times: 10:30AM and 12:30PM
Price: $5.00 +HST

WANDERING CHARACTERS (Throughout)

Characters from The Magic Flute will wander throughout the castle, engaging visitors with close-up interactive experiences. You never know where drama, dance and song will surprise you right before your very eyes! It is these interactions that will allow the magic to ring through every corner of Casa Loma.
Dates: December 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2012
Times: 9:30AM – 5:00PM

BUILD A DRAGON (Mezzanine)
Throughout the day, children will be invited to create scales with craft supplies which will be added to a wall-sized dragon body. Over the course of the month, the participant community will create a unique art installation. Children will be encouraged to explore their personal creativity with a facilitator.
Dates: December 26, 27, 28, 29, and 30, 2012
Times: 9:30AM – 5:00PM

SCAVENGER HUNT (Throughout)
Families will be encouraged to participate at their own pace in an interactive scavenger hunt. The hunt is designed to take participants throughout the castle while learning more about The Magic Flute and Casa Loma.
Dates: December 1-24 and 26 – 30, 2012
Times: 9:30AM – 5:00PM

SANTA’S WORKSHOP (Billiard Room)

Visit Santa in his Casa Loma workshop, he is ready to hear your little one’s stories, secrets and wishes. And he always has time for a photo!
Dates: December 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18, 22, 23 and 24, 2012
Times: 9:30AM – 5:00PM

STROLLING CAROLERS (Throughout)
While you visit Casa Loma, the hall will be filled with music of the season, as sung by strolling costumed carolers.
Dates: December 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 24 2012
Times: 10:00AM– 3:00PM


Please note that Casa Loma closes at 1:00PM December 24 and is closed all day December 25. Regular operating hours resume on December 26, 2012.