Visually impaired music lovers and their companions got to experience the opera this week at a special dress-rehearsal event of Utah Opera’s production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
Guests on Wednesday got a chance before the show to feel props and fabric samples from the production’s costumes and learn about the set design. Translations of the opera’s supertitles in Braille and large-print copies of the opera’s synopsis were available — as were headsets through which guests could hear a translator give a play-by-play description of the action on stage.
The Utah State Library for the Blind and Disabled has Braille-translated supertitle scripts and libretti available for checkout. Contact Marie Parker at the library, 801-715-6789, to sign up for the service.
Performances for “The Magic Flute” are Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday at 7 p.m., Friday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets, from $36 to $114, are available at arttix.artsaltlake.org.