Canadian Opera Company to Present ‘The Magic Flute’

By Francisco Salazar

To celebrate its 70-year anniversary, the Canadian Opera Company is set to present Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” this May.

The opera will be performed at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and feature Canadian director Anna Theodosakis leading the revival of the audience favorite.

“I’m excited to welcome families and opera lovers back with this timeless fairytale,” said Theodosakis in an official press statement. “The Magic Flute celebrates humanity’s resilience and it’s the perfect opera to reunite audiences and artists under the same roof. Mozart’s music here, with its iconic and hummable tunes, is like a big warm hug that leaves you feeling completely rejuvenated!”

The production will star Turkish-born, Austria-based tenor Ilker Arcayürek as Tamino, soprano Anna-Sophie Neher as Pamina and bass-baritone Gordon Bintner as Papageno. The opera will also feature a number of current and graduate Ensemble Studio artists including soprano Midori Marsh as Papagena, Michael Colvin as Monostatos. The cast will be rounded out by Norwegian soprano Caroline Wettergreen as the Queen of the Night, Russell Braun as The Speaker, and bass David Leigh as Sarastro.

German conductor Patrick Lange conducts.

“The Magic Flute” will be performed on May 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, 19, and 21, 2022.