In two acts in German and English with projected English texts.
  • Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, April 5, 2020, 2:00 PM
Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh
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Mozart’s delightful, fairy tale comedy The Magic Flute comes to life in a brand new, never-before-seen production designed and built specifically for North Carolina Opera. 
The Queen of the Night convinces Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter, Pamina, from the clutches of the evil high priest Sarastro. He soon learns that Sarastro is not a villain, but the virtuous leader of an enlightened group that both Tamino and Pamina wish to join. With the help of the colorful, zany bird catcher Papageno and his magic bells, Tamino and Pamina pass a series of entrance tests, thus ensuring that love and goodness carry the day. 

The Magic Flute is staged by NCO favorite David Paul (ToscaAidaIl trovatore) and features a remarkable ensemble cast and the NCO Orchestra all conducted by Joseph Mechavich in his NCO debut. 
The Magic Flute is in two acts and sung in German with spoken English dialogue, both accompanied by projected English translations/texts.

North Carolina Opera’s new production of The Magic Flute is made possible by C. Thomas Kunz.   

Subscription tickets to North Carolina Opera's 2019-20 season are on sale now and range from $108 to $321 and include Siegfried: Act III in concertPagliacci and The Magic Flute, with the Lawrence Brownlee recital as an option.  Subscriptions may be ordered online or by calling (919) 792-3853.   For tickets just to The Magic Flute, please either click the yellow button above, or call (919) 792-3853.
Conductor - Joseph Mechavich
Stage Director - David Paul
Lighting Designer: Ross Kolman

Tamino - Eric Ferring
Pamina - Madison Leonard
Papageno - Hugh Russell
Queen of the Night - Rainelle Krause
Sarastro - Hidenori Inoue
Papagana - Gretchen Bruesehoff
First Lady - Megan Cleaveland
Second Lady - Stephanie Foley Davis
Third Lady - Kate Farrar

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