Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Mozart’s The Magic Flute

Mozart´s opera, The Magic Flute, is regarded as one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever written. Composed and premiered in Vienna, Austria, in 1791, The Magic Flute has remained the most performed opera in the world for the past 200 years. Loved by young and old, opera enthusiasts and the curious, The Magic Flute has the most beautiful and unforgettable melodies one can ever imagine. This opera is definitely a highlight in any given opera season at any opera house or theatre anywhere in the world.

The Magic Flute is in the form of a German Singspiel, a form which includes singing and spoken dialogues. For this production at the Joburg Theatre, the texts will be sung in German and the spoken dialogues have been adapted to a mixture of South African languages to activate the light-hearted side of this opera and to be as close as possible to the audiences. What better way than to do it with Mozart´s masterpiece The Magic Flute. 

An international cast has been assembled for this production, which surely will be a highlight at Joburg Theatre this May.

The cast will include Germany-based South African tenor Musa Nkuna as Tamino, South African classical singer Aubrey Lodewyk as Papageno, Germany-based South African soprano Caroline Nkwe as Pamina, Polish coloratura soprano Aleksandra Olczyk as the Queen of the Night, the Three Ladies are Viola Zimmermann, Christine Dammann and Anna Nesyba, Polish bass Marek Gastecki as Sarastro, German tenor Henning Jendritza as Monostatos, and the award-winning Gauteng Choristers will be the chorus.

Performances for Mozart‘s The Magic Flute are on Wednesday 18 May, Thursday 19 May, Friday 20 May and Tuesday 24 May. All the shows will be at 20:00.  

Tickets are available online from Joburg Theatre prices range between R200 to R500.


Thu 19 May 2016
10:00 pm


Joburg Theatre Complex
46 Loveday Street, Braamfontein

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