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: 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.

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

     

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Will Liverman
Featuring

Will Liverman
Featuring

  • 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.

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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:
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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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