Pacific Opera is proud to present its first production of The Magic Flute in over 20 years. Conductor Timothy Vernon and Director Glynis Leyshon team up with designer John Ferguson to bring us a production infused with the graceful spirit and elegance of fin-de-siècle Vienna and inspired by Otto Wagner's art nouveau structures with their harmonious marriage of beauty and function.
The exceptional ensemble cast includes Canadian coloratura Aline Kutan performing her signature role of the Queen of the Night, along with Colin Ainsworth as Tamino and Juno nominee Shannon Mercer as Pamina.
Pacific Opera Victoria's 2009 Resident Artists will perform the following roles.
With the Victoria Symphony and members of the Victoria Children's Choir
This production is generously supported by a gift from David H. Flaherty
Dr. Erika Kurth
Glynis Leyshon, Director
Colin Ainsworth, Tamino
Hugh Russell, Papageno
Jane Russell, Investors Group: Aline Kutan, Queen of the Night
Uwe Dambruch, Sarastro
Board Member (Anonymous)
Marilyn Arsenault, Papagena