Mozart's "The Magic Flute"

Lord Sarastro unites prince and princess in Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Photo by Christopher Piper
Performance Dates
This adaptation of Mozart's fantasy opera is the Puppet Co.'s most elaborate marionette production and a great introduction to opera for children. It is a clear, understandable hour of beautiful music, dazzling special effects, and exquisite marionettes in fantastic animal shapes. The hero, Prince Tamino, is lost in a strange land. He meet bird catcher Papageno and together they are confronted by the Queen of the Night, who begs Tamino to rescue her daughter Pamina. She is being held captive by the evil Sarastro. Tamino and Papageno travel to Sarastro’s realm. They meet Sarastro and discover that he is not evil but kind. Sarastro senses that Tamino and Pamino love each other and tells Tamino that if he can survive 3 trials, the couple will rule in harmony over the realm in his place.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
60 minutes


Papageno, Queen of the Night, ladies
Tamino, Sarastro, Monastotos
Pamina, monster, sprites

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Musical Director
Lighting Designer
Projections by Christopher Piper