About the Event
Experience the breathtaking architecture of Sydney's iconic Opera House and immerse yourself in the world of opera through an unforgettable concert. The enchanting performance of The Magic Flute will take you on a fabulous adventure where a noble hero and his lovable sidekick must rescue a princess in mortal danger. With surprises awaiting at every turn, the Queen of the Night adds an element of intrigue to the story.
The Magic Flute, composed by Mozart, is a masterpiece that transcends time and appeals to people from all walks of life. It has captivated audiences since the Enlightenment era and continues to be globally popular in the digital age. This summer, prepare to be delighted by the big heart, adventurous spirit, and unforgettable music of The Magic Flute.
This new production, created by some of Australia's finest creative minds, offers a magical journey that appeals to audiences of all ages. Award‐winning director Kate Gaul, in collaboration with acclaimed costume designer Anna Cordingley, brings this brilliant adventure to life, filled with whimsical touches of magic. With performances in English, The Magic Flute is an excellent choice for those new to opera.
Conductor Teresa Riveiro Böhm, in her Opera Australia debut, leads a stellar cast of Australian favorites including Stacey Alleaume as Pamina, Kanen Breen, David Parkin, and musical theatre lead Ben Mingay as Papageno.
Language: Performed in English with surtitles.
Running Time: Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, including one interval.
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – The Magic Flute
Cast / Production
Conductor: Teresa Riveiro Böhm (1–23 Feb), Tahu Matheson (29 Feb–16 Mar)
Director: Kate Gaul
Associate Director: Lindy Hume
Set Designer: Michael Yeargan
Costume Designer: Anna Cordingley
Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson
Movement Director: Andy Dexterity
English translation by Kate Gaul and Michael Gow
Set Design Consultant: Richard Roberts
Pamina: Stacey Alleaume
Tamino: Michael Smallwood
Papageno: Ben Mingay
Queen of the Night: Giuseppina Grech
Sarastro/Speaker: David Parkin
First Lady: Jane Ede
Second Lady: Indyana Schneider
Third Lady: Ruth Strutt
Papagena: Jennifer Black
Monostatos: Kanen Breen
Armed Man/Priest 1: Dean Bassett
Armed Man/Priest 2: Nathan Lay
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House hosts performances from many genres in Sydney, Australia. One of the 20th Century's most famous and distinctive structures, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Opera House was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon as a multiple performance venue. The complex hosts more than 1.2 million people annually with a season of 1,500 performances. Performers include international and local guest artists, and three resident companies: the Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Perhaps the most important composer of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer of the late 18th century. Born in 1756 in Salzburg, he showed prodigious musical talent from childhood. Beginning at five years of age, he composed more than 600 works, including concertos, symphonies, religious works and operas before his premature death at the age of 35. Hi influence over successive generations cannot be overestated - Ludwig van Beethoven wrote of Mozart "posterity will not see such a talent again in 100 years”. Despite the immense success of his compositions, and the acclaim he received across Europe, Mozart achieved little financial security and rwas buried in an unmarked grave in Vienna's St Marx Cemetery.