David Portillo & Kathryn Lewek Headline Washington National Opera’s ‘The Magic Flute’

By Francisco Salazar

Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” is set to be revived at the Washington National Opera in an English version.

In time for the holiday season, the production will feature designs by famed children’s author/illustrator Maurice Sendak. David Portillo is set to star as Tamino with Sydney Mancasola singing Pamina in her WNO debut. Kathryn Lewek will sing her signature Queen of the Night with Wei Wu as Sarastro and Michael Adamsas Papageno.

Mozart’s final masterpiece will also feature a special Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist performance on Nov. 22, 2019, and will showcase singers from the Young Artist program in principal roles.

Conductor Eun Sun Kim will lead the orchestra in her WNO debut and the production will be directed by Christopher Mattaliano.

“The Magic Flute” opens on Nov. 2 and runs through the 23, 2019 at the Kennedy Center.