Arizona Opera brings a brand new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute to the stage March 7th at 7:30 pm and March 8th at 2:00 pm in Tucson Music Hall, Tucson.
The production was conceived by Stage Director Daniel Rigazzi, who has worked for numerous seasons with the acclaimed Metropolitan Opera as an Assistant Stage Director. Rigazzi teamed with Scenic Designer John Pollard and Costume Designer Leslie Bernstein. New York based Pollard, known for his work in film and television, including a nomination for his work on American Gangster (2007), worked alongside Bernstein, whose credits include numerous productions in theater, off-Broadway, and work on the popular series, "Law and Order". Her stunning costumes feature mythical woodland animals, headpieces, armor, animatronic birds in cages and huge wings for the Queen of the Night.
The production is a magical, surreal world, set inside Tamino's imagination, and filled with allusions to dreams and the idea of nature vs science. The imagery, inspired by the paintings of René Magritte with a nod to Victorian-era "Steampunk" style, takes the audience to an exciting place where imagination and reality blend together for Mozart's masterpiece.
The cast features tenor David Margulis as Tamino, soprano Sarah Tucker as Pamina, baritone Chad Sloan as the bird-catcher Papageno and Lindsay Russell as the imposing Queen of the Night. Nicholas Masters rounds out the cast as Sarastro with Scott Terrell conducting. Children from the Tucson Boys Choir and Arizona School for the Arts will be joining the cast of The Magic Flute, filling roles of the three Spirits and the Papageni children. Full cast list and bios are available at www.azopera.org
The Magic Flute Special Ticket Package for Families
Arizona Opera is offering a special Magic Flute Family Ticket Package, which includes 50% off tickets for kids/students (under 18 years), Dinner at Cibo Urban Pizzeria, a Commemorative Magic Flute poster and a free download of The Magic Flute Readers Theater, as performed by students from the Arizona School for the Arts. Phoenix Families: Visit www.azopera.org/flutefamily to take advantage of this offer. Tucson Families: Please call 520-293-4336 for details.
THE MAGIC FLUTE By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sung in German with English supertitles.
March 7 at 7:30pm and March 8 at 2:00pm
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church St., Tucson
Tickets: $25-$135 at www.azopera.org or by calling 602-266-7464 (Phoenix) or 520-293-4335 (Tucson).
Arrive at the theater one hour prior to curtain to attend a free lecture on The Magic Flute.
Complete synopsis, cast and production information available at www.azopera.org.