The Magic Flute Tag

Bringing a Dragon out of Storage

Posted by Opera Gal in Props

Our production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute has many beautiful and magical elements to it, and one of them is a dragon. Our Props Master brought it out last week to make sure it was still in good shape, and look for any repairs that…

The Magic Flute’s Beautiful and Unusual Set

Posted by Opera Gal in Sets

The cast for The Magic Flute is currently rehearsing in our black box, before they move into Capitol Theatre next week. Usually what happens for rehearsal is the space of the Capitol Theatre stage and the scenery pieces are marked on the floor in tape,…

Symbolism, Themes, and Criticisms

Posted by Luke Howard in Program Notes

It’s not easy to tease out the symbolism and themes of The Magic Flute in their entirety because they will resonate differently with each viewer. They are interconnected, complex, and dependent on context and individual experience for their interpretations. But some overarching themes do rise…

Background to The Magic Flute

Posted by Luke Howard in Program Notes

Few composers have made such a pronounced impact on the development of opera as Mozart. Like his older colleague Christoph Gluck (1714-87), Mozart understood that by the mid-18th century the traditions of opera inherited from the baroque had become stale and stilted. By applying many…