Mozart: The Magic Flute, February, 2017

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

February, 16, 18, 24, 2017, at 8 pm
Wednesday, February 22, at 7 pm
Sunday, February 26, at 2:30 pm

The Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St.

Sung in German, with English dialogue and surtitles
Approximate running time: 160 minutes, plus one intermission
Pre-performance talk 1 hour before curtain


 

Introduction

Mozart takes the ingredients for a fairy tale – a prince, his unwilling sidekick, a quest to rescue a beautiful princess – and transforms them into something far more profound as a young couple undergo a succession of trials.

Enigmatic and sublime, full of mystery and joy, this most bewitching of operas is an unforgettable journey from darkness to light, full of peril, magic, and the most enchanting music in the world.


 

San Diego OperaTalk! with Nick Reveles

Nicolas Reveles, host of San Diego OperaTalk! introduces The Magic Flute and its composer. He talks about the story and its meaning, the characters, and, of course, the music, and a selection of recordings.


 

Cast and Creative Team

  • Conductor: Timothy Vernon
  • Director: Oriol Tomas
  • Designer: Patricia Ruel
  • Costumes: Laurence Mongeau
  • LIghting Designer: Eric Champoux
  • Choreographer: Jacques Lemay
  • Tamino: Adam Luther
  • Pamina: Simone Osborne
  • Queen of the Night: Sharleen Joynt
  • Papageno: Justin Welsh
  • Sarastro: Jeremy Bowes
  • First Lady: Betty Waynne Allison
  • Second Lady: Charlotte Burrage
  • Third Lady: Megan Latham
  • High Priest: Bruce Kelly
  • Papagena: Rebecca Genge
  • Monostatos: Kevin Myers
  • First Priest / Armed Guard: Kaden Forsberg
  • Second Priest / Armed Guard: Andrew Erasmus

WIth the Victoria Symphony and the Pacific Opera Chorus


 

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All performances take place at the Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton Street, Victoria.