Orchestra Miami presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Miami’s Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in a production staged by Emmy award winning director David Grabarkewitz and conducted by Orchestra Miami’s Artistic Director Elaine Rinaldi, with costumes designed by Marina Pareja.
Join us for an enchanted journey, where our hero Tamino treads the path to enlightenment, ultimately guided by his beloved Pamina. The forces of evil are at hand, in the guise of the Queen and her servant Monostotos, countered by the benevolent Priest Sarastro. The charming bird-catcher Papageno, three ladies, a host of animals, an enchanted flute and a wild snake-monster help tell one of the greatest tales in opera!
The cast features Metropolitan Opera star tenor Gregory Schmidt as Tamino, internationally renowned soprano Yunah Lee as Pamina, American baritone Gabriel Preisser as the bird-man Papageno, bass-baritone Neil Nelson as Sarastro and introducing Miami native Melissa Ruiz as the Queen of the Night.
The opera will be sung in English, with dialogue in a new translation by David Grabarkewitz. The performances will be held in the historic and acoustically perfect auditorium of Miami’s Scottish Rite Temple, located at 471 NW 3rd Street on Friday, May 11th at 8:00 PM and Sunday, May 13th at 2:00 PM.