The Canadian Opera Company’s 61st season continues this winter with a
new COC production of Mozart’s mystical and beloved fairytale, The Magic Flute. COC Music Director Johannes Debus
conducts this timeless masterpiece and Tony Award®-nominated director
Diane Paulus makes her COC debut with this playful production for all
ages. The Magic Flute also features Canadian opera stars Michael Schade
and Isabel Bayrakdarian, singing together at the COC for the first time,
in the roles of Mozart’s star-crossed lovers Tamino and Pamina. The Magic Flute
is sung in German with English SURTITLES™, and runs for 12 performances
on Jan. 29, Feb. 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 23, and 25, 2011.
Regular single tickets to The Magic Flute range from $62 to $281, plus applicable taxes, and standing room and rush tickets for as little as $12 can be purchased the day of the performance. Tickets can be purchased online,
over the phone at 416-363-8231 (long distance in Canada and the U.S.
1-800-250-4653), or at the Four Seasons Centre box office. Tickets for
young people under 15, when seated next to an accompanying adult, are
There will be a special performance of The Magic Flute on Feb. 17 featuring the exciting young singers of the COC’s Ensemble Studio performing the principal roles with Johannes Debus and the COC orchestra.
Follow Parlando, the COC blog, to see continuing updates and photos from behind the scenes as we build this new production.
We've assembled a superb cast and creative team:
Below are some design images from The Magic Flute. See more images at our online Photo Gallery.
Click on the "download" link for the larger images. Be sure to credit
the designer when using them on your blog or website. All images are ©
Myung Hee Cho 2010.
Preliminary sketch of Tamino by Myung Hee Cho.
Preliminary sketch of Pamina.
Posted by Cecily Carver / in The Magic Flute / comments (0) / permalink