Young love is never easy. And it’s especially not easy when your mom is trying to take over the world.

The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)is a fairytale to be enjoyed for the simple beauties of its story alone. But the fairytale’s rich layering that explores good vs. evil in a beautiful celebration of love conquering all offers so much more. Our production will also be framed by a beautiful galaxy of Hubble Telescope photography adding an expanded universe to this timeless tale. Bring the entire family for an experience that is certain to delight young and old!

Even if you’re not familiar with “Papapapapapageno!” you will be after seeing this opera—and you’ll be singing it too.

Generously underwritten by the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation with support for the title role of Queen of the Night from Arthur Crais and additional support from the Louise H. Moffett Family Foundation.

From the New Orleans Opera Archives
Composed byWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto byEmanuel Schikaneder
Conducted byRobert Lyall
Directed byCarroll Freeman


TaminoEric Ferring
Pamina Irini Kyriakidou
The Queen of the NightJeni Houser
SarastroPeixin Chen
PapagenoBen Edquist
MonostatosTyrone Chambers, II
PapagenaDody Nolan Piper

Creative Team

Chorus MasterCarol Rausch
Scenic DesignerSteven C. Kemp
Projection & Lighting DesignerDon Darnutzer
Production ManagerSarah McCall
CostumerJulie Winn
Wig & Makeup DesignerLinda Guillot
Technical DirectorKeith Christopher
Stage ManagerEmily Barber
1st Assistant SMAmanda Seal
2nd Assistant SMKatherine Krikorian
Assistant Lighting DesignerMandi Wood
Properties MasterJonathon Uhlman
Scenic PainterNathan Arthur
Supertitles PrompterBeth Rota