The Magic Flute

THE MAGIC FLUTE

November 9, 12, 15, 17, 2013
Benedum Center

Music by Wolfgang Mozart • Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder


ROMANTIC LOVE, SPIRITUAL TRANSCENDENCE
AND THE BEGUILING ART OF BIRD-CATCHING

Charming and fantastical, Mozart’s final opera is a profound yet lighthearted work that stars acclaimed former Resident Artists that got their starts right here in Pittsburgh. Sung in English, the production is “gorgeously whimsical” (The Globe and Mail) and great for all ages! Bring the kids (ages 6-12) to THE MAGIC FLUTE for just $5 each. Click this link for details.  


Watch the MAGIC FLUTE video postcard here.

(Sorry, the licensing agreement for the audio in this video postcard has expired. 12/3/13)

 

Music from THE MAGIC FLUTE

Tamino's aria: Such loveliness beyond compare - Banks
Papageno's Aria: Papagena! Papagena! Papagena! - Keenlyside
(Sorry, the licensing agreements for these audio selections has expired. 12/3/13)

Like this CD? Order it at the Chandos Classical Shop.

 

THE MAGIC FLUTE Photo Album

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Video from our production of THE MAGIC FLUTE

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MAGIC FLUTE Video:
Tamino tames the animals
with the Magic Flute (Panikkar)
MAGIC FLUTE Video: Magic Flute protects during water & fire trials (Panikkar, Claire)  MAGIC FLUTE Video: Papageno introduces himself (Verm)

 

Previews and Reviews for THE MAGIC FLUTE

PREVIEW: Soprano ready to top scales in 'The Magic Flute' - Post-Gazette
PREVIEW: Mozart in love: 'Magic Flute' embraces a spectrum of emotion - Tribune-Review
REVIEW: 'Magic Flute' lives up to its name - Tribune-Review
REVIEW: Pittsburgh Opera earns applause for 'The Magic Flute' - Post-Gazette

 

Click here to read THE MAGIC FLUTE synopsis

 

The Cast & Creative Team

Sean Panikkar Craig Verm
 
Layla Claire Audrey Luna
 
Sean Panikkar **
Tamino
Craig Verm **
Papageno
Layla Claire +
Pamina
Audrey Luna **
Queen of the Night
Oren Gradus  Resident Artist Jasmine Muhammad Resident Artist Nicole Rodin Resident Artist Samantha Korbey
 
Oren Gradus **
Sarastro
Jasmine Muhammad *
First Lady
Nicole Rodin *
Second Lady
Samantha Korbey *
Third Lady
 
Resident Artist Joseph Barron Resident Artist Daniel Curran Resident Artist Meredith Lustig Resident Artist Alex DeSocio
Joseph Barron *
Speaker
Daniel Curran *
Monostatos
Meredith Lustig *
Papagena
Alex DeSocio *
First Priest

 

Creative Team 

Conductor
Antony Walker
Stage Director Jennifer Nicoll
Set Designer(s) Myung Hee Cho
Costume Designer Myung Hee Cho
Lighting Designer Drew Billiau
   
Assistant Conductor Glenn Lewis
Chorus Master Mark Trawka
 Associate Coach/Pianist  James Lesniak
 Hair & Makeup Designer  James D. Geier
Assistant Director George Cederquist *

+ Pittsburgh Opera debut
* Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist
** Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist alumni

 

Stories about the Cast

'America's Got Talent' group...Sean Panikkar, announce show dates (Ann Arbor News)
Sound Bites: Layla Claire (Opera News)
Con brilliante presentacion se estrana opera Billy Budd -Craig Verm in title role
(BioBio Chile; in Spanish)

Original production by Diane Paulus for Candian Opera Company.

 

Related Events

WQED Preview Pre-Opera Talks
Opera Up Close Brown Bag concerts
Meet the Artists  

 

Performance Details & Resources 

  PERFORMANCE LOCATION • All performances of THE MAGIC FLUTE will be at the Benedum Center.
  PARKING Get real-time parking information at Park PGH. See a map of Cultural District parking facilities here.
  RUN TIME • THE MAGIC FLUTE will last about 2 hours and 50 minutes, including 1 intermission.
  OPERA FAQs Get answers to frequently-asked questions like "what's a good opera for kids? or "what should I wear?"
  PRE-OPERA TALKS begin 1 hour before each performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE.
  UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD: English texts are projected above the stage at all Benedum Center performances.
AUDIO DESCRIPTION is offered at the Tuesday, November 12 performance of THE MAGIC FLUTE.
WHEELCHAIR ACCOMMODATIONS are available at the Benedum Center.
PROGRAM BOOKS are available in a Braille version at all Benedum Center performances.
PROGRAM BOOKS are available in a Large Print version at all Benedum Center performances.
  A STUDY GUIDE FOR THE MAGIC FLUTE (PDF) is published by our Education Department. Download it here.
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