The Magic Flute

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The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Joseph Mechavich, Principal Conductor

Kristine McIntrye, Director

 

Friday, September 21 at 8 PM

Sunday, September 23 at 2 PM

 

Sung in German, Dialogue in English with English Supertitles

Fairytale? Love story?  Multi-layered allegory?

You decide!

And remember – long before there was Harry Potter, there was Mozart’s incandescent Magic Flute!

Into the woods we go with Prince Tamino and his pal, the irreverent bird catcher Papageno.  The Prince is searching for the perfect girl to marry, and happily, he finds her – but not before being saved from a dragon, outsmarting the duplicitous Queen of the Night, and proving himself worthy through an epic set of challenges set forth by the mysterious high priest Sarastro!

Genies and villains, bunnies, bats and boars, and of course, a magic flute – they’re all part of this high-flying adventure that delights the kid in us all.

Enjoy some of the most beautiful music ever composed, and marvel at this whimsical yet profound masterpiece that “ventures as deep into the human spirit as art goes.” New York Times

THE CAST

Photo credit: Vincent Master

Tamino

Jamez McCorkle*

* Kentucky Opera debut

A giant of a man, McCorkle has a huge range and a captivating, ringing tenor “that had the audience all abuzz.”

Opera News

Pamina

Brandie Sutton*

* Kentucky Opera debut

This soprano “brings a radiant, agile voice and tender, expressive touches…a ravishing performance.”

The New York Times

Papageno

Sean Michael Plumb*

* Kentucky Opera debut

“He was the star of the show…his warm, velvety baritone and onstage ease as the birdcatcher Papageno promising wonderful things to come.”

Philadelphia Inquirer

The Queen of the Night

Jeni Houser*

* Kentucky Opera debut

“Houser was commanding and duplicitous, yet also vulnerable. She has a bright future above the staff.”

Opera News

Sarastro

Adam Lau

Last seen in Kentucky Opera’s 2017-2018 production of The Barber of Seville.

“bass of real quality, with sonorous low notes.”

Palm Beach Arts Paper