Magic Flute Cincinnati Opera

Creative Team
Stage Director: Tomer Zvulun
Conductor: Bernard Labadie
Set Designer: C. David Higgins
Costume Designer: C. David Higgins
Lighting Designer: Thomas Hase

Tamino: Shawn Mathey
Pamina: Nicole Cabell
Papageno: Brett Polegato
Sarastro: Oren Gradus
Queen of the Night: Audrey Luna
Speaker: Nathan Stark
Monostatos: Steven Cole
1st Lady: Jacqueline Echols
2nd Lady: Audrey Walstrom
3rd Lady: Davia Bandy

Pictures by Thomas Hase

"The Magic Flute" plays sweetly"

By Janelle Gelfand

For the Cincinnati enquirer

July 29, 2011

“A terrific ensemble of singing actors, a charming, puppet-filled production and even the appearance of "Mozart" himself added up to a delightful evening with Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte" -

The production allowed the opera's fairy tale humor to soar - often amid frolicking life-sized animals and birds.

Tomer Zvulun the finest director of the season had his singers communicate realistically and kept the action moving.

It was an evening that held the audience rapt for the beauty of the singing of the wondrous score, and often hadthem laughing out loud.” 

Charles Parsons for "OPERA NEWS"

“Overwhelmingly beautiful production….It was all a lot of fun to watch, as Tomer Zvulun’s staging added even more magic while not forgetting the humanity of the opera.”