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the magic flute

Mozart's famous German singspiel, or opera, "The Magic Flute," tells a charming, fantastic story that includes a bird seller, a captured princess, a prince who wants to rescue her, an evil Queen of the Night,a priest and, of course, a magic flute.

The plot is complicated but the music is beautiful and memorable.

You won't be able to stop humming Papageno's theme song!

There are no plans to release seats for sale at the performance.

A few seats may become available for advance purchase at ucsc.tickets.com, but they will not be available at the door.

While we are very excited that our production of "The Magic Flute" is so popular, we realize that many people will be disappointed that there are no more seats available.

This is the first time we have sold out all 4 performance *in advance*.

Note: There is no "standing room" in our theaters, and we cannot set up folding chairs for an over-capacity audience.

* * * * * * * UCSC singers and orchestra come together to present a fully-staged production of one of the great works of the operatic canon.

Mozart wrote this two-act comic opera near the end of his life, and it premiered in 1791 at the rustic Vienna theater of Emanuel Schikaneder, the work’s librettist and originator of the role of ‘Papageno.’ The UC Santa Cruz Music Department's production—featuring costume design in collaboration with Academy of Arts University and sets and lighting by Legend Theatrical—explores themes of chaos, order, and the natural world.

Bruce Kiesling conducts the UCSC orchestra and singers, and Sheila Willey directs.

Sung in German with English dialogues and English supertitles.