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Explore The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute opens at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane, on 26 May.

In it, dazzling costumes, pacy dialogue, puppetry and theatrical ingenuity meet the radiant melodies of a musical genius. 

The Magic Flute is the perfect introduction to opera.  Find out more about this extraordinary production through the links below.  Or, click here to book tickets now!



The Magic Flute - Media Release

Introducing The Magic Flute

Our Cinema Trailer is a great introduction to this production of The Magic Flute.

Watch the Cinema Trailer


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Preview the Music

Here's a little taste of Mozart's playful score to whet your appetite.

Video: Andrew Jones and Kiandra Howarth perform the Papageno Papagena duet

The Magic Flute - Props and Puppetry


Props and Puppetry

Join us in the Props workshop as Opera Australia's artisans create the puppets that speak to the child in all of us.

Article: Making magic: how Props created Flute puppets, Allerta!

Article: This Flute's a hoot!, Allerta!

Video: Props construction with Mat Lawrence


The Magic Flute - The Enigma of the Flute

The Enigma of the Flute

How do we interpret an opera that combines fairytale, symbolism and political allegory with some of the most beautiful music ever written?  Australian writers discuss The Magic Flute.

Article: Enigma Variations, The Australian

Essay: A Peek Down the Flute, Program Notes


The Magic Flute - Reviews


Find out what the critics have to say about this production of The Magic Flute.

ABC News


The Daily Telegraph

Stage Noise

The Sydney Morning Herald

Time Out (includes a review by the writer's seven year old son)


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Dates, times and how to book

Details of dates, times and how to book can be found at the

QPAC website