Pacific Opera Project will Revive ‘The Magic Flute’

By Francisco Salazar

Pacific Opera Project is set to revive its 2019 production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute AKA #Superflute” at El Portal Theater.

The production, which is set to run between March 17, 2023 and March 26, 2023, will be presented in a new English libretto by POP Artistic Director Josh Shaw and bass-baritone E. Scott Levin.

Cast members will include tenor Arnold L. Geis as Tamino; soprano Ashley Fabian as Pamina; bass-baritone E. Scott Levin as Papageno; soprano Mariah Rae as Papagena; tenor Robert Norman as Monastatos; and bass Andrew Potter as Sarastro.

The cast is rounded out by soprano Tiffany Ho as First Lady; soprano Ariel Pisturino as Second Lady; mezzo-soprano Megan Potter as Third Lady; tenor Jonathan Matthews as Priest and Armored Man; bass Michael Payne as Priest and Armored Man; soprano Niko Murakami as First Spirit; soprano Amanda Benjamin as Second Spirit; mezzo-soprano Christine Li as Third Spirit; and soprano Michelle Drever as Queen of the Night.

Artistic Director and Pacific Opera Project co-founder, Josh Shaw, directs the production.