Atlanta Opera To Present Abridged ‘Magic Flute’

By Francisco Salazar

The Atlanta Opera will present Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in performance at the Center for Puppetry Arts this January.

The production will be part of The Atlanta Opera’s Studio Tour which will feature artists from the Atlanta Opera Studio. The performances will bring an abridged version to schools and community venues across Georgia and is set to reach more than 12,500 students.

In October, 2017, the Studio Tour toured “The Magic Flute” across the Atlanta-metro area and the latest run will be showcase in January and May 2018. All performances are completely booked for the season.

Studio Artist Brenna Corner has adapted The Opera’s new version of “The Magic Flute” for family and student audiences. She will direct a cast that includes Justin Stolz in the role of role of Tamino and Christopher Dunham as Papageno. Bryn Holdsworth will sing the role of Pamina, and Gina Perregrino will be Papagena. Allen Michael Jones and Jessica Dennison round out the cast as Sarastro and the Queen of the Night.

The Studio Tour production will incorporate refurbished puppets created for the mainstage production of “The Magic Flute” in 2010 at Cobb Energy Centre.

The Atlanta Opera will present Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” opens on Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. The program will be approximately fifty-five minutes in length with no intermissions.