The Magic Flute Has Wow Power

The Magic Flute Reviews

On December 10, Lyric opened its first all-new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute in over 30 years. Clearly, Chicago audiences were hungry for this new imagining of everyone’s best first opera, as the reviews are sensational.  This operatic fairy tale runs through January 27, so plan to enjoy the production that has critics talking about every aspect – from artists to set to director to the outstanding Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus:

“Brimming with wit, magic and the humanistic ideals of virtue, hope and love” – Chicago Sun-Times

“Surrender to the power and elegance of the musical performance” – Chicago Tribune

“A delightful brew of youthful energy, spontaneity and imagination” – Musical America

“Pure delight” – Splash Magazine

The Magic Flute pours on the vocal brilliance” – Classical Voice North America

"​What makes this show giftable is its extended January run. Internationally renowned tenor Matthew Polenzani, a Lyric favorite, will take over the role of Prince Tamino for later performances, succeeding the endearing British tenor Andrew Staples, who stars through Jan. 8. Otherwise the cast, conductor and chorus — all of it — is the same​" – Chicago on the Aisle​

You’ll have two more opportunities to experience Andrew Staples's acclaimed performance as Prince Tamino on January 6 and 8, or you can choose to see Lyric favorite Matthew Polenzani take on the role in performances January 12 – 27.  Choose your prince and secure your date at Lyric.

See what critics are saying about The Magic Flute:

Storytime with Sir Andrew Davis:

Take a tour of The Magic Flute house:

The Magic Flute at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Andrew Staples, Ann Toomey, Annie Rosen, Lauren Decker, Adam Plachetka

The Magic Flute at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Andrew Staples, Christof Fischesser, Christiane Karg

The Magic FLute at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Ann Toomey, Lauren Decker, Annie Rosen

The Magic Flute at Lyric Opera of Chicago
Kathryn Lewek

The Magic Flute continues January 6 - 27, making it the perfect post-holiday gift for the new year. Tickets start at just $39 for adults, with children's tickets from just $20. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Buy your tickets today!

Photos: Andrew Cioffi, Todd Rosenberg

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