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2024

March

Tue
05 Mar 2024

Fri
08 Mar 2024

Mon
11 Mar 2024

Wed
13 Mar 2024

Sat
16 Mar 2024
Venue

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney

Language

Performed in English with surtitles.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval.

Please note

This production contains mild adult themes – parental guidance recommended.

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Can a little magic make you see the world differently?

Escape into the enchanted world of The Magic Flute for a fabulous adventure. A noble hero and his loveable sidekick must rescue a princess in mortal danger. You’ll meet surprises at every turn, and with the Queen of the Night pulling the strings, not everything is as it seems.

Mozart wrote The Magic Flute for people from all walks of life to enjoy. A masterpiece of humanity and musical delight, this work has been globally popular from the Enlightenment era into the digital age. This summer, The Magic Flute will delight you with its big heart, adventurous spirit and unforgettable music.

This bright new production from some of Australia’s best creative minds is a journey for all ages. Award-winning director Kate Gaul teams up with acclaimed costume designer Anna Cordingley to create a brilliant adventure with lashes of magic. Performed in English, it’s a great choice for opera first-timers.

Conductor Teresa Riveiro Böhm makes her Opera Australia debut with a stellar cast of Australian audience favourites including Stacey Alleaume as Pamina, Kanen Breen, David Parkin and musical theatre lead Ben Mingay as Papageno.


Trailer

The music

Cast & Creative

Conductor
Teresa Riveiro Böhm (1–23 Feb)
Tahu Matheson (29 Feb–16 Mar)
Director
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Movement Director
English translation by
Set Design Consultant
Assistant Director
Bec Moret
Pamina
Tamino
Papageno
Queen of the Night
Sarastro/Speaker
First Lady
Second Lady
Third Lady
Papagena
Monostatos
Armed Man/Priest 1
Armed Man/Priest 2
Spirits
Elijah Alkhair
Estelle Gilmovich
Abbey Hammond
Zev Mann
Thomas Prowse
James Valanidas

Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra

The Magic Flute at Sydney Opera House (2024)

Photographer: Keith Saunders

The Magic Flute at Sydney Opera House (2024)

Photographer: Keith Saunders

The Magic Flute at Sydney Opera House (2024)

Photographer: Keith Saunders

The Magic Flute at Sydney Opera House (2024)

Photographer: Keith Saunders

The Magic Flute at Sydney Opera House (2024)

Photographer: Keith Saunders

The Magic Flute at Sydney Opera House (2024)

Photographer: Keith Saunders



The Magic Flute at the Sydney Opera House

Cheat Sheet: The Magic Flute

A cheat's guide to Mozart’s fairytale opera of good and evil

What happens in the story? Who was the composer? What should I expect from the music? Here’s everything you need to know…

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The Magic Flute at the Sydney Opera House

The Magic Flute: Guide for young audiences

This guide is designed for young audience members, introducing the world of opera and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. 

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The Magic Flute (2016)

Opera through the years: The Magic Flute

Mozart’s whimsical operatic adventure has been on our stages for more than six decades.

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Overture Dining at the Sydney Opera House

Enjoy dinner before the opera

Overture Dining at Sydney Opera House

Allow us to make your dinner reservation for you: at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre. You’ll be served a three-course menu for just $97.

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The Design Sketches


Synopsis

Sun King Sarastro and the Queen of the Night are in an eternal war. Their daughter, Pamina, has found herself at the centre of their conflict. Sarastro is shielding Pamina in his realm to protect her against the evil influence of her mother.

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