Bold. Brave. Brilliant.
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

The Magic Flute

Mozart’s beloved classic, The Magic Flute, is a fairytale of darkness and light, which explores the journey in search of truth and reason, love and enlightenment.

As the action unfolds, Tamino, a prince lost in a foreign land, is pursued by a terrifying monster. He is rescued by three mysterious ladies, who kill the monster and give Tamino a picture of Pamina, daughter of the Queen of the Night, with whom he falls instantly in love. They tell him that Pamina has been captured by the powerful and evil Sarastro, and Tamino vows to rescue her.

With the gift of a magic flute and magic bells, as well as the light-hearted assistance of the bird-catcher, Papageno, Tamino sets off on his dangerous quest. However, he soon discovers that nothing, not even Day and Night, is quite as it first appears.



Phoenix – April 7 - 9, 2023 – Symphony Hall
Tucson – April 15 & 16, 2023 – The Linda Ronstadt Music Hall

Performed in German with English and Spanish supertitles and English dialogue

Estimated Running Time: 2 hours and 46 minutes, with one 30-min intermission
Part of the Arizona Opera Main Stage Series. Production made possible, in part, through generous support from Marlys A. Beider and SRP. Ms. Galka's appearance is supported, in part, by Dorothy Lincoln-Smith.


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