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Be sure to join us this summer as the Delaware Valley Opera begins its 4th decade with a double-bill of light-hearted comic operas, including one of Mozart’s most beloved works. Don’t forget to bring the kids and grandkids!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The Magic Flute - Mozart

Saturday August 18thand 25th 8:00pm
Sunday August 19thand 26th 2:00pm
All performances at the Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg NY

Written by Mozart at the age of thirty-five, not long before his death, The Magic Flute is considered by many to be his finest opera. Sung here in English, the opera has elements of magic, Freemasonry symbolism, and political satire, all set to German folk tunes and classic operatic writing.

Featuring the high-flying singing of the Queen of the Night, the high priest Sarastro’s solemn intoning, along with the antic birdcatcher Papageno’s duet with his soul-mate Papagena, and the lovely singing of the two would-be lovers, Tamino and Pamina, this is a delightful, beautiful, and magical journey into a memorable fantasy world only the genius of Mozart could create!

This painting is from 1780 when Mozart was 24 yrs old and is by Johann Nepomuk della Croce. Mozart was baptised as Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart and he was born on January 27th,1756 and died on December 5th,1791.

Conductor: Matthew Rupcich
Stage Director: Carol Castel


Robert Muller sings Papageno in Mozart's Magic Flute
Robert Muller sings Papageno in Mozart's Magic Flute

Cast
Tamino: Cole Tornberg
1st Lady: Erin Ring-Howell
2nd Lady: Kathy Geary
3rd Lady: Meredith Huveneers
Papageno: Robert Mellon
Monostatos: Marc Khuri-Yakob
Pamina: Jenny Gac
1st Spirit: Rhianna Ring-Howell
2nd Spirit: Elysia Ring-Howell
3rd Spirit: Rebekah Creshkoff
Queen of the Night: Hannah Fuerst
Sarastro: Genaidy Vytsotsky
Papagena: Hannah Fuerst
Voice of Priestess: Mary Burkart

Photo courtesy of Rebekah Creshkoff - DVO in Rehearsal for Magic Flute.

Robert Muller sings Papageno and Cole Tornberg as Tamino in Mozart's Magic Flute
Robert Muller sings Papageno and Cole Tornberg as Tamino in Mozart's Magic Flute
Sarastro: Genaidy Vytsotsky in Mozart's Magic Flute
Sarastro: Genaidy Vytsotsky in Mozart's Magic Flute
1st Spirit: Rhianna Ring-Howell 2nd Spirit: Elysia Ring-Howell 3rd Spirit: Rebekah Creshkoff
Mozart's Magic Flute - 1st Spirit: Rhianna Ring-Howell 2nd Spirit: Elysia Ring-Howell 3rd Spirit: Rebekah Creshkoff

DVO in rehearsal for Magic Flute Opera Cabaret Annual Celebration

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