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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: 

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

Rainelle Krause Crop
Rainelle Krause

Queen of the Night

Thomas Glass 7 Crop
Thomas Glass


Anthony Robin Schneider (Barbara Aumueller)
Anthony Robin Schneider


Raven Mcmillon
Raven McMillon


Caitlin Lynch (1)
Caitlin Lynch

First Lady

Sun Ly Pierce
Sun-Ly Pierce

Second Lady

Taylor Raven
Taylor Raven

Third Lady

Aaron Pegram


Eric Taylor
Eric Taylor

1st Armoured Man

William Guanbo Su Headshot Crop
William Guanbo Su

2nd Armoured Man

Alexis Medina

1st Spirit

Ella Theurer Headshot
Ella Theurer

2nd Spirit

L5S Norton Liam 3078
Liam Norton

3rd Spirit

Creative Team
Dr Jane Glover CBE JBP26
Dame Jane Glover


Suzanne Andrade

Original Co-Director

Barrie Kosky Crop
Barrie Kosky

Original Co-Director

Erik Friedman

Revival Director

Esther Bialas

Set and Costume Designer

Diego Leetz

Original Lighting Designer

Paul Barritt

Animation Designer

Richard Bado
Richard Bado

Chorus Master

Karen Reeves

Principal Children Preparation

Frances Rabalais

Assistant Director

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus

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 

Safety Remains Our Top Priority

Thank you all for your continued support as we navigate the ever-changing environment surrounding COVID-19. Because of the protocols put in place this past fall, we were able to make a triumphant return to the Wortham.

At this time, all guests attending HGO performances will be required to wear a mask covering the nose and mouth while inside the Wortham Theater Center, including while seated for a performance.

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.

For more information on the measures HGO is implementing for live performances please review our safety page.

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