Mozart's The Magic Flute is an enchanting romp through a fairly-tale land in which dragons and spirits roam and perseverance is rewarded by true love. A magical tale that delights audiences of all ages, The Magic Flute is a wonderful adventure for the whole family.
One of the most-performed operas worldwide, The Magic Flute is perhaps Mozart's greatest popular success. It tells the tale of a prince, Tamino, who is sent by The Queen of the Night to rescue her daughter Pamina from her nemesis Sarastro. Accompanied by the endearingly incorrigible Papageno and with the aid of a magic flute, the besotted Tamino ventures into the temple and quickly finds that all is not as it seems.
The Magic Flute will reunite several of the cast members from Opera Atelier's 2006 production, including Colin Ainsworth as Tamino and Olivier LaQuerre as Papageno. They will be joined by Ambur Braid as The Queen of the Night, Carla Huhtanen as Papagena, Laura Albino as Pamina, and João Fernandes as Sarastro, as well as Aaron Ferguson, Eve McLeod, Cassandra Warner, Laura Pudwell and Curtis Sullivan with the full corps of the Artists of Atelier Ballet.
The creative team includes director Marshall Pynkoski, choreographer Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, set designer Gerard Gauci, and lighting designer Bonnie Beecher. Music Director David Fallis conducts the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir.
The Magic Flute runs April 6, 7*, 9, 10, 12 and 13, 2013 at 7:30PM (*with the exception of Sunday, April 7 matinee at 3PM) at the Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto. Ticket prices range from $35 to $155. For tickets, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-622-ARTS (2787) or at www.ticketmaster.ca. The Magic Flute will be sung in English with English Surtitles.
Opera Atelier also gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of The Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.
Opera Atelier is Canada's premier period opera/ballet company, specializing in producing opera, ballet and drama from the 17th and 18th centuries. While drawing upon the aesthetics and ideals of the period, Opera Atelier goes beyond "reconstruction" and infuses each production with an inventive theatricality that resonates with modern audiences. Since 1985, led by founding artistic directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, Opera Atelier has garnered acclaim for its performances at home as well as in the United States, Europe and Asia.
To learn more about Opera Atelier, visit http://www.operaatelier.com/