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Visual Spectacle

The Magic Flute

Feb. 4 - Feb. 13, 2022

The Immersive Magic of Mozart

Prepare to be astonished as the musical brilliance of Mozart meets the stunning visual spectacle of Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade’s production of the composer’s masterpiece The Magic Flute. The cast interacts with silent film-style projections as they carry audiences into an enchanted world where good faces the forces of darkness. The fable centers around noble Prince Tamino and bird-catcher Papageno’s quest to rescue Pamina, the Queen of the Night’s daughter. During their journey, the two are tested as they overcome evil to discover the truth. Four incredible HGO Studio alumni lead the cast of this absolutely can’t-miss production: Norman Reinhardt as Tamino, Andrea Carroll as Pamina, Thomas Glass as Papageno, and Anthony Robin Schneider as Sarastro/Speaker. Rising soprano Rainelle Krause makes her HGO debut as the Queen of the Night. Jane Glover conducts.

Original production created by Komische Oper Berlin

Performance Dates (Tickets on sale for general public on August 16th): 

Friday, February 4, 2022

Sunday, February 6m, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Sunday, February 13m, 2022

  • Price Range
    $20 - $210
  • Age
    Appropriate for all ages.
  • Running Time
    2 hours, 41 minutes. One intermission.
  • Language
    Sung in German with projected English translation.

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Cast & Creative

Norman Reinhardt Crop

Norman Reinhardt


Andrea Carroll

Andrea Carroll


Rainelle Krause Crop

Rainelle Krause

Queen of the Night

Anthony Robin Schneider (Barbara Aumueller)

Anthony Robin Schneider


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Thomas Glass



Soula Parassidis

First Lady

Sun Ly Pierce

Sun-Ly Pierce

Second Lady

Taylor Raven

Taylor Raven

Third Lady


Aaron Pegram


Raven Mcmillon

Raven McMillon


Creative Team
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Jane Glover


Suzanne Andrade

Original Director

Barrie Kosky Crop

Barrie Kosky

Original Director

Tobias Ribitzki DSC0272 Kleinb Crop

Tobias Ribitzki

Revival Director

Erik Friedman

Associate Director

Esther Bialas

Set and Costume Designer

Diego Leetz

Original Lighting Designer

Paul Barritt

Animation Designer

Richard Bado

Richard Bado

Chorus Master

What People Are Saying

“So clever is the concept, by Suzanne Andrade and Paul Barritt, the principals of the British theater group 1927, and their co-director Barrie Kosky, and so precise the execution that all of this imagery is persuasive. Both the humor and seriousness of The Magic Flute are done full justice by the production’s gleefully yet gently macabre aesthetic.” 

- The New York Times, 2013 


"Who knew that the über-hip had a sense of humor? Run, don't walk to the nearest browser and get your tickets to The Magic Flute, re-imaged by the cutting edge "1927" animation arts group... This one is a pure delight -- from wild stagecraft to exuberant song. It's a total reboot, and somewhere, up in musical heaven, Wolfgang is smiling.” 

- HuffPost, 2013 

Important 2021-22 Season Updates

The safety of our staff, cast, technicians, and audiences remains HGO’s first consideration as we plan our upcoming season. While there will be some changes, including the need for flexibility in seating options, for the Fall Repertoire, we hope to return to normalcy—or close to it—by the holidays.   

We are grateful to have wonderful partners in Houston Methodist, who have graciously agreed to guide us as we establish safety protocols. In addition, we have consulted prominent physicians and are working in accordance with world health provider recommendations. The measures HGO is implementing for live performances could include temperature checks before entering the building; a mask requirement that will be in effect throughout the building, including in seats; social distancing; and increased hand sanitation stations.  

Production Sponsors

  • Claire Liu and Joseph Greenberg

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