The Magic Flute, one of LA Opera’s most sensational productions, returns this season to transport audiences into an enchanted fantasy world.
Dreamed up by groundbreaking stage director Barrie Kosky (whose La Bohème opened LAO’s season) and the masterminds behind the British theater company known as 1927, the revolutionary staging is unlike anything encountered before on the operatic stage. The singers perform in front of a huge screen, interacting in real time with animations projected all around them, creating the impression that gigantic comic strip collages are coming to life before your eyes.
First unveiled at the Komische Oper Berlin in 2012, this reimagining of Mozart’s masterpiece has taken the world by storm, seen by more than 350,000 in more than two dozen cities on four continents. In 2013, LA Opera presented the first performances outside Berlin, with a subsequent revival in 2016.
Visit the website to find out about the cast which includes: Czech soprano Zuzana Marková, Russian tenor Bogdan Volkov, Joshua Wheeker, soprano So Young Park, baritone Theo Hoffman, tenor Frederick Ballentine, and Italian bass Ildebrando D’Arcangelo.
The Magic Flute will be conducted by Music Director James Conlon (November 16-23) and by Resident Conductor Grant Gershon (December 1-15). The production, originally created by Suzanne Andrade and Barrie Kosky, features animation designed by Paul Barritt, and will be staged by director Tobias Ribitzki. The scenery and costumes are designed by Esther Bialas.
Performance Dates and Times: There will be six performances of The Magic Flute: Saturday, November 16 at 7:30pm; Thursday, November 21, at 7:30pm; Saturday, November 23, at 7:30pm; Sunday, December 1, at 2pm; Thursday, December 12, at 7:30pm; Sunday, December 15, at 2pm;
Tickets: Tickets are on sale now. Tickets begin at $19 and can be purchased online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001, or in person at the LA Opera box office.
What: The Magic Flute
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012
When: November 16 – December 15, 2019 (see above for dates/times)