“… a supremely lovable piece of whimsical animation and nimble stagecraft.”
“… you’re never going to forget this production. It’s wild, in the best of all possible ways.”
Mozart’s timeless comedy sprouts wings and flies in this boundary-busting production by Komische Oper Berlin and the British theater group 1927. Fantastical, highly stylized and synchronized animation sets a surreal stage upon which a quirky cast of characters explore love, truth and the pursuit of enlightenment. Minnesota Opera remounts the show that thrilled audiences of all ages and still has the critics talking.
Presented in co-production with LA Opera.
Preliminary run time of 2 hours and 41 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.
Sung in German with English translations projected above the stage.
Minnesota Opera thanks The Knight Foundation for its support of The Magic Flute’s Tuesday night’s performance.
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Cast and Creative team
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Videos1/2The Magic Flute: "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" (Christie Conover & Andrew Wilkowske)The Magic Flute: "Alles fühlt der Liebe Freuden" (John Robert Lindsey)The Magic Flute: "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" (Julien Behr)The Magic Flute, Twin Cities, Ordway Music Theater, November 14-22The Magic Flute: "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" (Andrew Wilkowske)Der Hölle Rache (The Magic Flute, Queen of the Night, second aria)The Magic Flute: Act I Quintet (Behr, Wilkowske, Ee, Baker, Vargas)The Magic Flute: "Wie stark ist nicht dein Zauberton" (Julien Behr)The Magic Flute: "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja." (Andrew Wilkowske)The Magic Flute: "Pa pa pa" (Andrew Wilkowske and Tracey Engleman)1/2
Listen to Artistic Director Dale Johnson’s recommended recording of The Magic Flute on Spotify.
Behind the Scenes
Get an exclusive look at the creation of our production of The Magic Flute.
Get an overview of the characters and music, historical and cultural context for the opera and hear performances by Minnesota Opera Resident Artists. Enjoy this free, fun and informative half-hour session one hour before your performance.
Pursued by a serpent, Prince Tamino falls faint from exhaustion. Three Ladies, in the service of the Queen of the Night, slay the monster, and then admire Tamino’s beauty. They fight over who will remain with him while the others fetch the Queen. Not coming to any resolution, all three depart.Read more...
Artistic Director Dale Johnson gives us a preview of this production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.Read more...
Child wonder, virtuoso performer and prolific creative artist, Mozart is the first composer whose operas have never been out of repertory. His prodigious talents were apparent very early in his life; by the age of four he could reproduce on the keyboard a melody played to him, at five he could play the violin with perfect intonation and at six he composed his first minuet.Read more...
Taste of Opera
The Magic Flute on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 5:30pm – Call 612-342-9563 to buy tickets
Enhance your opera-going experience with a Taste of Opera – a delicious pre-show dinner and relaxed conversation with experts from the world of opera. Classical Minnesota Public Radio hosts an engaging look at each production with special guests from Minnesota Opera. Leave the logistics to us and enjoy an all-inclusive evening out!Taste more ...
Behind the Curtain
The Magic Flute on November 11, 2015 at 7pm – Buy Tickets
*Presented for this production only at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Get the inside scoop! Behind the Curtain explores the music, history, and production of each opera. Each event will feature talks led by Minnesota Opera’s Head of Music Rob Ainsley and informative discussions with members of the cast and creative team.Read more...
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