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The Magic Flute

May 2019

Irish Chamber Orchestra
Irish National Opera
Irish National Opera Chorus

Mozart’s enchanting final opera. His most popular stage work. A timeless moral tale in a world of clashing cultures.

Trials of courage and love. A journey that encounters serpents and magic interventions. The dark realm of the vocally virtuosic Queen of the Night struggles against the judgement and reason of Sarastro, the High Priest of Isis and Osiris. In between, a separated couple cope with rites and rituals, and Papageno, a humble birdcatcher, searches for a wife.

“with a voice as liquid and sparkling as the best champagne, this… Irish soprano showered us with vivid characterisations, kaleldoscopic hues and the brightest of coloratura flourishes.”
The Times on Anna Devin

“Few things in theatre are more exciting than watching a star being born, and the big-bang roar that greeted Jennifer Davis’s curtain call after her debut as Lohengrin’s beloved Elsa was one such magic moment.”
The Daily Telegraph

“Gavan ring seized every opportunity to demonstrate the stylish vocal allure that has to underpin Giovanni’s sexual pulling power…”
Opera Magazine

Sung in German with English Surtitles

Creative team

Conductor [May 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25] Peter Whelan
Conductor [May 23 matinée, 25 matinée] Sinead Hayes
Director Caroline Staunton
Set & lighting designer Ciaran Bagnall
Costume designer Katie Davenport
Chorus director Sinead Hayes
Assistant director Sarah Baxter

Pamina [May 17, 19, 21, 23 matinée, 24, 25] Anna Devin
Pamina [May 22, 23, 25 matinée] Jennifer Davis
Tamino [May 17, 19, 21, 23 matinée, 24, 25] Nick Pritchard
Tamino [May 22, 23, 25 matinée] Tyler Nelson
Papageno Gavan Ring
Queen of the Night [May 17, 23 matinée, 24, 25] Kim Sheehan
Queen of the Night [May 19, 21, 22, 23, 25 matinée] Audrey Luna
Sarastro Lukas Jakobski
First lady Rachel Croash
Second lady Sarah Richmond
Third lady Raphaela Mangan
Monostatos Andrew Gavin
Papagena Amy Ní Fhearraigh
Speaker Padraic Rowan
First armed man Fearghal Curtis
Second armed man Robert McAllister
First priest Matthew Mannion
Second priest Peter O’Reilly

Dates & Tickets

20:00, Friday, May 17, 2019
National Opera House, Wexford

20:00, Sunday, May 19, 2019
University Concert Hall, Limerick

19:30, Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

19:30, Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

14:30, Thursday, May 23, 2019
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

19:30, Thursday, May 23, 2019
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

19:30, Friday, May 24, 2019
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin

19:30, Saturday, May 25, 2019
Gaiety Theatre, Dublin