Merola Opera Program presents full production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
August 4 & 6 at the Blue Shield of California Theatre, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Merola Opera Program continues its 2022 season with a fully staged production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), giving the public the opportunity to see Merola’s exciting 2022 participants performing full operatic roles, conducted by Kelly Kuo, Associate Director of American Lyric Theatre and Music Director of the Reno Chamber Orchestra. Taking the form of a singspiel, a comic opera with spoken dialogue, Die Zauberflöte evokes intimacy, mysticism, and wit—with a dollop of humor—set to musical brilliance. Director Gina Lapinski directs this production, bringing the work’s colorful characters to life—from a handsome young prince to a silly bird-catching sidekick and the mysterious Queen of the Night. Lapinski has been a stage director for the Metropolitan Opera for more than two decades. Die Zauberflöte will be presented at 7:30pm, Thursday, August 4 & 3:00pm, Saturday, August 6 at the Blue Shield of California Theatre at YBCA, 700 Howard St., San Francisco. For more information or to purchase tickets ($55/$80 plus $1 per ticket facility fee), the public may visit merola.org/calendar.