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
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
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
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.