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The Magic Flute

1 February - 16 March 2024

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Opera Australia


A noble hero and his loveable sidekick must rescue a princess in mortal danger – Mozart’s opera is an unforgettable adventure.

Can a little magic make you see the world differently?

Escape into the enchanted world of The Magic Flute for a fabulous adventure. A noble hero and his loveable sidekick must rescue a princess in mortal danger. You’ll meet surprises at every turn, and with the Queen of the Night pulling the strings, not everything is as it seems.

Mozart wrote this opera for everyday people to enjoy. Audiences continue to love it for its big heart, adventurous spirit and memorable music. In this bright new production, some of Australia’s best creative minds create a colourful, eclectic playground for Mozart’s quirky characters.

Conductor Teresa Riveiro Böhm makes her Opera Australia debut, leading a cast of audience favourites including Stacey Alleaume, Kanen Breen, David Parkin and musical theatre star Ben Mingay as Papageno.

Presented by Opera Australia


Artist information

Teresa Riveiro Böhm (Feb 1-23) Tahu Matheson (Feb 29-Mar 16)

Kate Gaul    

Associate Director
Lindy Hume    

Set Designer 
Michael Yeargan    

Costume Designer
Anna Cordingley    

Lighting Designer 
Verity Hampson  

Set Design Consultant
Richard Roberts    
Stacey Alleaume    

Michael Smallwood    

Ben Mingay    

Queen of the Night
Giuseppina Grech    

David Parkin    

First Lady
Jane Ede    

Second Lady
Indyana Schneider    

Third Lady
Ruth Strutt    

Jennifer Black    

Kanen Breen    

Armed Man/Priest 1 
Dean Bassett    

Armed Man/Priest 2
Nathan Lay    
Opera Australia Chorus        
Opera Australia Orchestra        

Other information

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