The Magic Flute
Exclusive East Coast Appearance
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
Performed in German with English supertitles
Opera at the Academy
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 Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky 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.”
Dates are Sept. 2017.
|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, including one 20 minute intermission
Production underwritten, in part, by Barbara Augusta Teichert.
Production from Komische Oper Berlin. Co-produced by LA Opera and Minnesota Opera.
Cast & Creative Team
- 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
- Hannah Holthaus * Video Stage Manager
- Liam Roche * Stage Manager
- Kristy Matero * Assistant Stage Manager
- Jen Shaw Assistant Stage Manager
- *Opera Philadelphia debut
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.