Noble mysticism meets earthy comedy
Your mother tells you to murder her enemy; your boyfriend won’t talk to you. What’s a girl to do? In this tale of good versus evil, the Queen of the Night persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina, held captive by the high priest Sarastro. Tamino and Pamina undergo severe trials which end in triumph, with the Queen vanquished. The earthy Papageno, who accompanies Tamino on his quest, fails the trials completely but is rewarded anyway with his ideal mate. Mozart’s final opera, the Magic Flute has remained an audience favorite for over 225 years!