College of Charleston School Of The Arts and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will present a collaborative production of Mozart’s classic opera, “Die Zauberflöte,” or “Magic Flute,” with two performances at the Sottile Theater downtown Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. 

CofC’s departments of music and theater have partnered with CSO to bring its rendition of Mozart’s famous work, which will be sung in German with English dialogue and supertitles and feature about 25 singers and dancers as well as 40 orchestra members. 

“It’s a story of good succeeding over evil, and the one that wins over all is a woman, which I think is amazing,” said CofC opera director, Sandy DeAthos-Meers of “Magic Flute’s” lasting impression. 

“Her heart is so good and she is so virtuous and kind and just keeps following her heart and doing the right thing and in the end she triumphs,” she said.

This collaboration is the first of its kind for CofC, which has never produced a full scale opera before, plus the performances take place at the newly renovated Sottile theater complete with an orchestra pit, DeAthos-Meers said.

Tickets range from $15 to $50.