Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.

PERFORMANCE DATES

All dates performed at the Central City Opera House

Matinees at 2:30 pm: July 11, 13, 15, 17, 21, 25, 29; August 2, 5
Evenings at 8:00 pm: July 7, 19, 27, 31

Performed in German with English supertitles.
Running time: TBA

Boomer Bus add on available: July 25
Opera Bus add on available: July 11, 15

Free pre-performance talks before every main stage opera in Central City during the 2018 Festival

Join a member of the artistic staff for a free, short opera preview 45 minutes prior to each performance of The Magic Flute* or Il trovatore at the Williams Stables Theatre (just across Eureka Street from the Opera House).

Seating is limited, so arrive early.

*Note, does not include the Nina Odeschalchi Family Matinee performance of The Magic Flute on July 31, which has a narrator’s preview before each act.

Performing Artists

Joseph Dennis

Joseph Dennis

  • Tenor: Tamino, Die Zauberflöte

  • Recently:

    Edgardo, Lucia di Lammermoor, Virginia Opera; Il Duca, Rigoletto, North Carolina Opera; Alfredo, Traviata, Opera Memphis

Jeni Houser

Jeni Houser

  • Soprano: The Queen of the Night, Die Zauberflöte

  • Recently:

    Zerbinetta, Ariadne auf Naxos, Austin Opera; Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro, Minnesota Opera; The Queen of the Night, Die Zauberflöte, Cincinnati Opera

     

Kevin Langan

Kevin Langan

  • Bass: Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte

  • Central City Opera:

    Dr. Gibbs, Our Town, 2013; Commendatore, Don Giovanni, 2006; Seneca, L’incoronazione di Poppea, 2006

  • Recently:

    Rocco, Fidelio, San Francisco Symphony; Capitan, Florencia en el Amazonas, Opera Colorado; Parson/Badger, The Cunning Little Vixen, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy

     

  • Contact:
  • Website
Will Liverman

Will Liverman

  • Baritone: Papageno, Die Zauberflöte

  • Recently:

    Marcello, La bohème, Portland Opera; Figaro, The Barber of Seville, Virginia Opera; Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, Madison Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, English National Opera,  Hackney Empire, U.K.

Katherine Manley

Katherine Manley

  • Soprano: Pamina, Die Zauberflöte

  • Central City Opera:

    Maria, Sound of Music, 2014; Oriana, Amadigi, 2011

  • Recently:

    Zenna Briggs -Sunken Garden, Dallas Opera, Holland Concertgebouw and Germany Essen Philharmonie; Woman – BlankOut, Beijing BMF, Germany KunstFestSpiele, Finnish National Opera; Asenath Nicholson, The Hunger, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Opera Theatre St Louis; Wife -The Last Hotel, Covent Garden and Edinburgh Festival, UK. Poppea L’incoronatione di Poppea, Creusa – Medea, English National Opera. Handel’s Xerses Badisches Staats Theatre, Germany.

  • Contact:
  • Website
  • Agent's Website
Ashraf Sewailam

Ashraf Sewailam

  • Bass-Baritone: The Speaker, Die Zauberflöte and Ferrando, Il trovatore

  • Central City Opera:

    Past Ensemble Artist

  • Recently:

    Capitan, Florencia en el Amazonas, Madison Opera; Basilio, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Opera San Antonio; Stage Director, The Cunning Little Vixen, dell’Arte Opera New York

  • Contact:
  • Website

Full Production Credits

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto Emanuel Schikaneder
Conductor André de Ridder
Director Alessandro Talevi
Choreographer Melinda Sullivan
Assistant Director Cara Consilvio
Scenic Designer Madeleine Boyd
Associate Scenic Designer Anna Bonomelli
Costume Designer Susan Kulkarni
Associate Costume Designer Charlotte Young
Lighting Designer David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer Ronell Oliveri
Associate Conductor/Chorus Master Aaron Breid
Musical Preparation John Arida, Michael Baitzer
German Diction Coach Richard Cross
Dramaturg Kara McKechnie
Stage Manager Erin Thompson-Janszen
Assistant Stage Manager Bryce Bullock
Supertitles Thomas Getty
 
Cast Credits
Sarastro Kevin Langan
Tamino Joseph Dennis
Pamina Katherine Manley
Papageno Will Liverman
Queen of the Night Jeni Houser
The Speaker Ashraf Sewailam

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