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.
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: 2 hours and 48 minutes, including one 20 minute intermission
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.
Tenor: Tamino, Die Zauberflöte
Edgardo, Lucia di Lammermoor, Virginia Opera; Il Duca, Rigoletto, North Carolina Opera; Alfredo, Traviata, Opera Memphis
Soprano: The Queen of the Night, Die Zauberflöte
Zerbinetta, Ariadne auf Naxos, Austin Opera; Susanna, Le nozze di Figaro, Minnesota Opera; The Queen of the Night, Die Zauberflöte, Cincinnati Opera
Bass: Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte
Central City Opera:
Dr. Gibbs, Our Town, 2013; Commendatore, Don Giovanni, 2006; Seneca, L’incoronazione di Poppea, 2006
Rocco, Fidelio, San Francisco Symphony; Capitan, Florencia en el Amazonas, Opera Colorado; Parson/Badger, The Cunning Little Vixen, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy
Called “one of the most versatile singing artists performing today” (Bachtrack), Will Liverman is quickly gaining a reputation for his compelling performances, while making significant debuts at opera houses across the world.
Liverman makes his Metropolitan Opera debut this season as Malcolm Fleet in Nico Muhly’s Marnie. Additionally, this season he appears with Tulsa Opera as The Pilot in The Little Prince, with Philadelphia Opera and Dallas Opera as Schaunard in La bohème and with Santa Fe Opera as the Foreman at the Mill in Jenůfa and Schaunard in La bohème.
Liverman has performed the leading role of Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia with Seattle Opera, Virginia Opera, Kentucky Opera, Madison Opera and Utah Opera. He originated the role of Dizzy Gillespie in Charlie Parker’s Yardbird with Opera Philadelphia, in addition to performing the role with English National Opera, Apollo Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Madison Opera. Other recent highlights include the role of Tommy McIntyre in the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of Fellow Travelers for its Lyric Unlimited initiative; Papageno in The Magic Flute with Florentine Opera and Central City Opera; his role debut as Marcello in La bohème with Portland Opera; his debut with Seattle Opera as Raimbaud in Le Comte Ory; Tarquinius in The Rape of Lucretia and Beaumarchais in The Ghosts of Versailles with Wolf Trap Opera.
Soprano: Pamina, Die Zauberflöte
Central City Opera:
Maria, Sound of Music, 2014; Oriana, Amadigi, 2011
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.
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Bass-Baritone: The Speaker, Die Zauberflöte and Ferrando, Il trovatore
Central City Opera:
Past Ensemble Artist
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
Full Production Credits
|Composer||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Conductor||André de Ridder|
|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|
|Stage Manager||Erin Thompson-Janszen|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Bryce Bullock|
|Queen of the Night||Jeni Houser|
|The Speaker||Ashraf Sewailam|