To celebrate its 25th anniversary– and the magic of opera– Opera Maine presents its first-ever production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. Magnificent music draws you into a fantasy world, where Prince Tamino and the bird catcher Papageno embark upon a trial-filled journey to rescue the beautiful daughter of the Queen of the Night. The twisting tale of good, evil, enlightenment, and love will captivate young and old alike. Roberto Kalb will conduct and Artistic Director Dona D. Vaughn directs the talented cast.
The Magic Flute
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wednesday, July 24 and Friday, July 26, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Merrill Auditorium, Portland
Opera in two acts, sung in German, with English dialogue and supertitles. 3 hours and 20 minutes, 1 intermission.
There will be a pre-curtain presentation beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Merrill on July 24 and 26 with Opera Maine dramaturg, Calien Lewis. Free entry with your ticket. The opera will be sung in German with English dialogue and supertitles.
To celebrate our 25th, an exhibit about opera at the Portland Public Library and other special events will take place in June and July, in addition to a production from our Studio Artists.
Thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo, Opera Maine is offering FREE tickets to anyone ages 25 and under to attend The Magic Flute. These tickets are only available through PortTIX in person or over the phone at 207-842-0800. Balcony seating only. Not available online.
Roberto Kalb, conductor
Dona D. Vaughn, Director
Geoffrey Agpalo as Tamino
Brandie Sutton as Pamina
Kathryn Bowden Queen of the Night
Robert Mellon as Papageno
Hidenori Inoue as Sarastro
Maureen Brabec as First Lady
Anna Mandina as Second Lady
Kristen Choi as Third Lady
Lucas Levy as Monastotos
Matthew Curran as Priest and Speaker
Yeonji Lee as Papagena
Thank you to our Season Sponsor
Thank you to our Community Sponsor Wells Fargo for free tickets to anyone under age 25.
Thank you to Macy’s for sponsoring 100 tickets to active and retired military and first responders and their families.
Thank you to our media sponsors for The Magic Flute
Opera Maine is proud to have the support of the National Endowment for the Arts for our production of The Magic Flute.