Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

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Opera Philadelphia - The Magic Flute

Closed September 24, 2017

A stunning live-action cartoon. It is fun for the whole family

LA Times

Why See Opera Philadelphia - The Magic Flute?

New production

Enter the blissfully supernatural world of this family friendly comedy that marries vivid animations with live performance to create a wonderfully uplifting spectacle. Co-directed by Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade, this version from Britsh theatre company 1927 updates the setting of Mozart's tale to the Golden Age of 1920s silent cinema with a David Lynchian flair.


Pursued by a serpent in a strange land between the sun and the moon, Prince Tamino soon finds himself at the centre of a wild adventure when he is saved by the mysterious handmaidens of the commanding Queen of the Night. Sent on a mission to save the Queen's captured daughter Pamina with a magic flute and bumbling servant Papageno, Prince Tamino's trials have just begun as he loses his heart to the Princess and comes to realise that the nature of good and evil in this odd place may not be as clear as they first appear.

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Opening night: 15 September 2017


Sung in German with English supertitles

Run time

Two hours and 45 mins with one intermission

And before you stop reading

The Maigc Flute by Karl Freidrich Shinkel, 1815 Used under Creative Commons License

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)

3.5 star rating

Dennis Gerard: “Mozart Would Be Beaming”

Saw the opening performance of the Magic Flute on Firday night. I've seen... more

Greg : “The Magic Flute 9/15/2017”

An abomination of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Amimation was a distraction... more

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