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The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Sung in German with projected English translations and English dialogue


University Opera Theatre & University Philharmonia Orchestra
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre
March 27-30, 2014

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In the traditions of all the best fairy tales, a handsome youth is armed with magic devices to protect him form harm, and sets out to free a beautiful princess from a wicked sorcerer. He encounters abundant mishaps, deception and magic in a fierce battle of good versus evil. But The Magic Flute is more than an amazingly bewitching tale of danger and tenderness, suspense and romance. Completed only a month before his untimely death, The Magic Flute shows Mozart’s genius at its highest, for he fuses into one rich work beautiful arias with whimsical interludes, sweeping melodies with vocal fireworks, and the serious with the comic. And as all good fairy tales should end, love triumphs, with the youth and princess living happily ever after.



  Role Thursday / Saturday Friday / Sunday
  Pamina Francesca Chiejina Natasha Drake
  Tamino Alex Turpin Jacob Wright
  Sarastro Glenn Healy Jonathan Harris
  Papageno James Schmid Jean Bernard Cerin
  Papagena Imani Mchunu Amy Petrongelli
  Queen Leann Schuering Katy Clark
  Speaker Luke Randall Ian Greenlaw
  Monostatos Kevin Harvey Paul Brumfield
  1st Lady Erica Gabriel Dana McGarr
  2nd Lady Ashley Dixon Kate Nadolny
  3rd Lady Sarah Coit Tessa Patterson
  Spirit 1 Tory Wood Elaina Robbins
  Spirit 2 Nora Burgard Zoe Soumkine
  Spirit 3 Tessa Romano Rachel McIntosh
  Young Pam Dana/(Emma TBA) Emma/ Dana--TBA


Magic Flute graphic

Illustration by Emanuele Luzzati


Artistic Staff

Director Kay Walker Castaldo
Conductor Martin Katz
Scenic Designer Peter Harrison
Costume Designer Suzanne Young
Lighting Designer Kendall Smith
Wig & Makeup Designer Elizabeth Geck
Stage Manager Miriam Michaels



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Photography Credits:

U-M Photo Services

Joe Welsh

Peter Smith

David Smith

Glen Behring

Tom Bower