New Magic Flute at Sydney Opera House

Opera Magic Flute

Get ready to be enthralled as Opera Australia unveils an exciting new production of Mozart’s classic, The Magic Flute, at the iconic Joan Sutherland Theatre in Sydney Opera House. Mark your calendars for this legendary performance, running from 1st February to 16th March 2024.

Award-winning director Kate Gaul makes her directorial debut with Opera Australia, conjuring a fantastical world that promises a delightful and enchanting adventure suitable for all ages. The production will feature Australia’s leading opera and musical theatre artists. It’s an exciting opportunity to witness the talent of Australia’s best, including the OA soprano Stacey Alleaume and musical theatre star Ben Mingay, who will be making their OA debut.

An absolute highlight is Australian-Mauritian soprano Stacey Alleaume, who will captivate audiences with her mainstage role debut as Pamina. Mingay, in his OA debut as Papageno, complements Alleaume’s spellbinding performance. For the first time, these two accomplished singing talents will perform together, making it a spectacle not to be missed!

After more than two decades performing in leading opera houses across Europe and North America, Australian tenor Michael Smallwood returns home to make his debut at the Joan Sutherland Theatre. Smallwood will reprise his role as Tamino, which he performed to great acclaim for Aalto Theater Essen in 2023.

The all-star Australian cast will also feature OA favourites Giuseppina Grech, David Parkin, Jane Ede, Ruth Strutt, Jennifer Black, Kanen Breen, Gregory Brown, and Nathan Lay. We’re equally excited to welcome back Indyana Schneider, making her principal role debut for the Company as Second Lady.

The performance will be guided by the brilliant conductor Teresa Riveiro Böhm, who will make her Sydney Opera House debut, before OA’s exceptional Head of Music Tahu Matheson takes over for the remainder of the season.

The enchanting production is brought to life by a stellar creative team comprising set designer Michael Yeargan, costume designer Anna Cordingley, lighting designer Verity Hampson, and set design consultant Richard Roberts.

Performed in English, this whimsical production sees the noble hero and his lovable sidekick rescue a princess through surprising twists and turns, making it a wonderful entrance to the world of opera for both children and adults. For Mozart devotees, this new production is a brilliantly staged and sung rendition of his masterpiece.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this magical journey. Join us at the Sydney Opera House and experience the magic of The Magic Flute!