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  • The Magic Flute on Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 8:00 PM, Brown Theatre
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  • The Magic Flute on Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 2:00 PM, Brown Theatre
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  • Location: Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway - GET DIRECTIONS
  • Date(s): Friday, September 21st - Sunday, September 23rd
  • Ages:  All ages
  • Price: Tickets start at $20.00*
    *sales tax not included
  • Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes (includes 20 minute intermission)
  • Access Services: Accessible Seating, Assistive Listening System, Audio Description (9/23 @ 2 PM) | 502-566-5111 (V) or 502-566-5140 (TTY)?
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Show Details

Kentucky Opera presents The Magic Flute 


You decide!  And remember – long before there was Harry Potter, there was Mozart’s incandescent Magic Flute

Into the woods we go with Prince Tamino and his pal, the irreverent bird catcher Papageno.  The Prince is searching for the perfect girl to marry, and happily, he finds her – but not before being saved from a dragon, outsmarting the duplicitous Queen of the Night, and proving himself worthy through an epic set of challenges set forth by the mysterious high priest Sarastro!

Genies and villains, bunnies, bats and boars, and of course, a magic flute – they’re all part of this high-flying adventure that delights the kid in us all.

Enjoy some of the most beautiful music ever composed, and marvel at this whimsical yet profound masterpiece that “ventures as deep into the human spirit as art goes.” New York Times

Sung in English and German with English supertitles

Director: Beth Greenberg
Conductor: Joseph Mechavich

Tamino: James McCorkle  
Pamina: Brandie Sutton
Papageno: Sean Michael Plumb
The Queen of the Night:  Jeni Houser
Sarastro: Adam Lau

-Lunch and Listen: September 6th @ 12:00 PM at Louisville Public Media. Listen live at WUOL 90.5 FM 
-Opera Preview begins one hour before the performance in the Brown Theatre Rehearsal Hall
-Opera Unwrapped with the cast and creative following the Sunday performance
-Parking is available at the Brown Hotel Garage - access via 3rd St and valet parking in front of the Brown Theatre for $15
-Pre-Show Bites (hors d’oeuvres and cash bar) available before each show with a per person cost of $20 for Friday and $15 for Sunday, available by calling Rachel at the Kentucky Opera, 502-561-7933.