Oz Opera's The Magic Flute

Regional Tour 2014

Mozart's The Magic Flute

The ancient tombs of the Pharaohs hide many secrets. Will Tamino the daring archaeologist find them? Will it be Papageno, the zany ornithologist? Or will the forces of evil crack the code, find the treasure and get the girl?

Find out when Opera Australia presents a ripping yarn for all the family.

The Magic Flute is a quest for wisdom and true love. Taking inspiration from the movies, director Michael Gow and designer Robert Kemp have set their new touring production of Mozart’s final work for the stage as a rollicking adventure in 1930s Egypt.

There will be mummies, hieroglyphic puzzles and a good few laughs along the way, but is it opera? Mozart didn’t care, and nor should you.

Mozart was far more concerned with firing his audience’s imagination through the power of music. Which is why you’ll find something for everyone in there, from the Queen of the Night’s demented showstoppers, to achingly beautiful arias, to simple ballads that wrap you up in warmth and charm.

Prepare to be enchanted, when this new, fully-staged production of The Magic Flute comes to regional Australia, complete with fabulous 1930s costumes, a chamber orchestra and a vibrant cast of singers.

Download the synopsis of The Magic Flute (pdf)


Dates and bookings

Click on the venue name for more information and to book tickets. All peformances 7.30pm.

Albury Entertainment Centre | 2 September

Armidale | Lazenby Hall, University of New England | 28 August | Bookings tbc

Ballarat | Her Majesty's Theatre | 17 July 

Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre | 14 August

Bendigo | The Capital | 22 July 

Canberra Theatre | 4, 5 & 6 September

Dandenong | Drum Theatre | 11 & 12 July 

Dubbo Regional Theatre | 16 August

Frankston Arts Centre | 9 September

Hobart | Theatre Royal | 19 & 20 September

Launceston | Princess Theatre | 17 September

Marysville Community Centre | 26 July | Bookings tbc

Morundah | Paradise Palladium | 1 August | Bookings: 02 6959 7414

Murwillumbah Civic Centre | 30 August

Newcastle Civic Theatre | 26 August 

Nunawading | Whitehorse Centre | 15 July | SOLD OUT

Orange Civic Theatre | 12 August 

Parramatta Riverside Theatre | 4 & 5 August 

Port Macquarie | The Glasshouse | 22 & 23 August (4pm)

Sale | ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre | 11 September

Tamworth Capitol Theatre | 20 August 

Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre | 30 July 

Wangaratta Performing Arts Centre | 24 July 

Warragul | West Gippsland Arts Centre | 13 September

Warrnambool | The Lighthouse | 19 July

Wollongong | Illawarra Performing Arts Centre | 8 & 9 August


Please note, this tour was formerly known as the Oz Opera tour.



Director and Adaptor Michael Gow
Designer Robert Kemp
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Pamina / Second Lady Stacey Alleaume, Emma Castelli
Tamino / Armed Man 1 Nicholas Jones, Sam Roberts-Smith
Papageno / Armed Man 2 Andrew Moran, Christopher Hillier
Queen of the Night / First Lady Regina Daniel, Hannah Dahlenburg
Papagena Anna Dowsley
Third Lady Anna Yun
Sarastro and Speaker Steven Gallop
Monostatos / Monster Benjamin Rasheed

Running time: approx 160 minutes including interval.


Opera Australia's regional and schools touring program is made possible by generous donations from opera lovers. Opera Australia would like to thank:

The Andrews Foundation
Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund
The Gwen and Edna Jones Foundation
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