The magic flute

july 15, 20 & 22 | 7:30 p.m.
july 23 | 3:00 p.m.

Aronoff center | procter & Gamble hall

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

Sung in German with projected English translations.

An enchanted world awaits.

He had only seen her image in a portrait, but he was already head-over-heels. With the help of a loyal friend and a bit of magic, Tamino sets forth on a perilous quest to save the princess, encountering mythical creatures, a venomous queen, and heroic trials to test his worth. But as his otherworldly journey unfolds, Tamino begins to suspect that everything is not as it appears.

Mozart's sublime tale has been masterfully re-imagined by Komische Oper Berlin's Barrie Kosky and the British theater group 1927 in a "surreally enchanting" (LA Weekly) production that has stunned and delighted audiences across the world. The clever marriage of early cinema style, fanciful projections, and nimble stagecraft results in "a deliciously absurd blend of silent film and animation" (Berliner Morgenpost) "so bewitching as to silence every criticism" (Los Angeles Times).

Cast & Creative Team

Jeni Houser The Queen of the Night

Jeni Houser
The Queen of the Night

Tamino  Aaron Blake
Pamina  Kim-Lillian Strebel
The Queen of the Night  Jeni Houser
Sarastro/The Speaker  Tom McNichols
Papageno  Rodion Pogossov
First Lady  Alexandra Schoeny
Second Lady  Cassandra Zoé Velasco
Third Lady  Amber Fasquelle
Monostatos  John Robert Lindsey
PapagenaJasmine Habersham

Conductor  Christopher Allen
Stage Director  Daniel Ellis
Production Designers  Suzanne Andrade & Barrie Kosky
Animation Designer  Paul Barritt
Concept  1927 (Suzanne Andrade & Paul Barrit) & Barrie Kosky
Scenic & Costume Designer  Esther Bialas
Lighting Designer  Thomas C. Hase
Hair & Make-up Designer  James Geier

A Production of the Komische Oper Berlin
Co-Produced by Los Angeles Opera and Minnesota Opera


Opera Insights
Enhance your Magic Flute knowledge with a pre-curtain lecture in the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater one hour before each performance. Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director, provides overviews and insights into the opera's history, music, and production. Free to all Magic Flute ticket holders. No reservations required.