Arizona Opera brings Mozarts Magic Flute to the Valley

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By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson
By Lindsay Robinson By Lindsay Robinson

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- The Arizona Opera is bringing a new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute to the Valley.

The production will be performed at the Symphony Hall in Phoenix on Feb. 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 1 and 2 at 2 p.m. The show will also be at the Tucson Music Hall in Tucson on March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m.

The performance will be sung in German with English supertitles.

Stage director Daniel Rigazzi, scenic designer John Pollard, and costume designer Leslie Bernstein teamed up to create the surreal and intricate world of Mozart’s dream-like production. The play is filled with ideas of nature versus science and Victorian and “Steampunk” inspired imagery. Costumes feature mythical woodland animals, headpieces, armor, animatronic birds in cages and huge wings for the Queen of the Night.

The Arizona Opera is offering a special Magic Flute Family Ticket Package, which includes 50 percent off tickets for kids or students under 18. The package also includes 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 can for information about the offer here, and Tucson families can call 520-293-4336 for details.

Tickets are available to purchase from $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 is available at www.azopera.org.

The Magic Flute
Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St., Phoenix
February 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m., and March 1 at 2 p.m.

Tucson
Tucson Music Hall, 260 S. Church St., Tucson
March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and March 8 at 2 p.m.