Oz Opera's The Magic Flute

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.

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All performances commence at 7.30pm

Albany Entertainment Centre (WA) | Thursday 13 August

Alice Springs | Araluen Arts Centre (NT) | Thursday 6 August

Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre (WA) | Saturday 15 August

Cairns Civic Theatre (Qld) | Thursday 23 July

Darwin Entertainment Centre (NT) | Wednesday 29 July

Esperance Civic Centre (WA) | Tuesday 11 August

Geraldton | Queens Park Theatre (WA) | Saturday 22 August

Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre (Qld) | Tuesday 21 July

Katherine | St Joseph's Catholic College (NT) | Saturday 1 August

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre (WA) | Tuesday 18 August

Moonee Ponds | Clocktower Theatre (Vic) | Saturday 11 July

Newman | Shire of East Pilbara Recreation & Fitness Centre (WA) | Thursday 20 August

Noosa Leisure Centre (Qld) | Tuesday 14 July

Rockhampton | Pilbeam Theatre (Qld) | Saturday 18 July

Tennant Creek Civic Hall (NT) | Tuesday 4 August

Toowoomba | Empire Theatre (Qld) | Thursday 16 July

Yarrabah | Bishop Malcolm Park (Qld) | Saturday 25 July

Conductor Simon Kenway (until 25 July)
Paul Fitzsimon
Director Michael Gow
Costume Designer Robert Kemp
Lighting Designer Matt Scott
Pamina / Second Lady Celeste Lazarenko
Kathryn Radcliffe
Tamino / Armed Man 1 Nicholas Jones
Brad Cooper
Papageno / Armed Man 2

Alexander Hargreaves
Tom Hamilton

Queen of the Night / First Lady Regina Daniel
Hannah Dahlenburg
Papagena Clarissa Spata
Third Lady Agnes Sarkis
Sarastro Steven Gallop
Monostatos / Monster Geoffrey Harris

Running time: approximately 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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