( Fri., Apr. 3, 2020 - Sun., Apr. 5, 2020 )
Memorial Auditorium at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E South St., Raleigh, NC 27601
* Because of the ongoing COVID-19 situation and for the safety of our patrons and artists, North Carolina Opera’s performances of THE MAGIC FLUTE scheduled for April 3 and 5 have been postponed until next season. Your purchased tickets to those performances are valid and will be honored for the rescheduled performance dates, which will be announced soon and communicated to you by email and on our website.
The Queen of the Night convinces Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter, Pamina, from the clutches of the evil high priest Sarastro. He soon learns that Sarastro is not a villain, but the virtuous leader of an enlightened group that both Tamino and Pamina wish to join. With the help of the colorful, zany bird catcher Papageno and his magic bells, Tamino and Pamina pass a series of entrance tests, thus ensuring that love and goodness carry the day.
In two acts and sung in German with spoken English dialogue, both accompanied by projected English translations/texts.
NC Opera Orchestra; Joseph Mechavich, conductor; David Paul, stage director; Eric Ferring (Tamino), Madison Leonard (Pamina), Hugh Russell (Papageno), Rainelle Krause (Queen of Night), Hidenori Inoue (Sarastro), Gretchen Bruesehoff (Papagena), Megan Cleaveland (First Lady), Stephanie Foley Davis (Second Lady), Kate Farrar (Third Lady).