Mozart - The Magic Flute - North Carolina Opera
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 (Tosca, Aida, Il 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.