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The Magic Flute

(Die Zauberflöte)
Part of O17
Exclusive East Coast Appearance
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Performed in German with English supertitles
Opera at the Academy

A blissful operatic experiment

In Mozart's masterful comedy about love, truth, and the pursuit of enlightenment, prince Tamino sets off to rescue Pamina, the beautiful daughter of the Queen of the Night, from the mysterious Sarastro. But with the help of the birdcatcher Papageno and three Spirits as their guide, Tamino discovers an even bigger adventure, and is united with his love along the way. Celebrated co-directors Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade present The Magic Flute in a playfully subversive, crowd-pleasing production that evokes a meeting between 1920s silent movies and David Lynch, with the singers performing amidst fanciful animated projections. Created by the British theatre group 1927, the LA Times calls this Magic Flute “a stunning live-action cartoon. It is fun for the whole family.”

MapAcademy of Music

Fri, Sep 15 8:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 17 2:30 p.m.
Wed, Sep 20 8:00 p.m.
Fri, Sep 22 8:00 p.m.
Sun, Sep 24 2:30 p.m.

Approximately two hours and 45 minutes with one 20 minute intermission

Production from Komische Oper Berlin. Co-produced by LA Opera and Minnesota Opera.

Cast & Creative Team

Suzanne Andrade & Barrie Kosky
Suzanne Andrade & Barrie Kosky *Co-directors
Ben Bliss
Ben Bliss *as Tamino
Jarrett Ott
Jarrett Ottas Papageno
Olga Pudova
Olga Pudova *as Queen of the Night
Peixin Chen
Peixin Chen *as Sarastro & Speaker
Brenton Ryan
Brenton Ryan *as Monostatos
Ashley Milanese
Ashley Milaneseas First Lady
Siena Miller
Siena Miller *as Second Lady
Anastasiia Sidorova
Anastasiia Sidorovaas Third Lady
Marcus DeLoach
Marcus DeLoachas Second Armored Man
Ashley Robillard
Ashley Robillard *as Papagena
  • Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky * Production
  • Paul Barrit * Animation
  • 1927 (Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barrit) and Barrie Kosky * Concept
  • Esther Bialas * Stage & Costume Design
  • Tobias Ribitzki * Stage Director
  • Daniel Ellis * Associate Director
  • Elizabeth Braden Chorus Master
  • *Opera Philadelphia debut
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Composer

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was one of the most influential, popular and prolific composers of the classical period. He composed over 600 works, including some of the most famous and loved pieces of symphonic, chamber, operatic, and choral music. Learn more about Mozart.

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