Mozart | The Magic Flute


Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder
World Premiere. New English Adaptation by Kelley Rourke, Leon Major and John Conklin
October 4, 6m, 9, 11, 13m, 2013 at the Citi Performing Arts CenterSM Shubert Theatre.
Opening Night performance at 8:00 p.m. All other evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees (m) at 3 p.m.

Mozart’s magical world is unearthed when a group of college students goes on an archeological trip to the Yucatan and one is bitten by a snake. Celebrating the depth and breadth of Boston’s artistic talent, BLO has assembled a cast and creative team with national and international credentials, and roots in the Boston arts community, including Andrew Garland, Meredith Hansen, and Zach Borichevsky. This new English language adaptation by former BLO Artistic Director Leon Major, Kelley Rourke and our own John Conklin showcases Mozart’s exuberant score. The October 4 world premiere will inaugurate The Opera Gala: A Season Opening Celebration.

Creative Team
Conductor David Angus
Stage Director Leon Major
Set Designer John Conklin
Costume Designer Nancy Leary
Lighting Designer Mark Stanley
Lyrics & Projected English Titles Kelley Rourke
Wigs & Makeup Designer Jason Allen

Tamino Zach Borichevsky
Pamina Deborah Selig*
Papageno Andrew Garland
Monostatos Neal Ferreira^
Queen of the Night So Young Park#
First Lady Meredith Hansen^
Second Lady Michelle Trainor#
Third Lady Nicole Rodin#
Sarastro David Cushing^
First Spirit Messenger David Kravitz
Second Spirit Messenger Omar Najmi*#
Third Spirit Messenger Isaac Bray*
First Boy Thomas Potts*+
Second Boy Timothy O’Brien*+
Third Boy Andrew Peruzzi*+
Papagena Chelsea Basler*#

*BLO debut 
#BLO Emerging Artist 
^BLO Emerging Artist Alumnus
+ Member of St. Paul Choir School, Cambridge, MA

BLO Orchestra
First Violin Piccolo
Sandra Kott, Concertmaster Iva Milch
Colin Davis
Sue Rabut Oboes
Natalie Favaloro Nancy Dimock, Principal
Gerald Mordis Lynda Jacquin
Pattison Story
Heidi Braun-Hill Clarinets/Basset Horns
Stacey Alden Jan Halloran, Principal
Steve Jackson
Second Violins
Annie Rabbat, Principal Bassoons
Jodi Hagen Donald Bravo, Principal
Lena Wong Elah Grandel
Robert Curtis
Cynthia Cummings Horns
Rohan Gregory Kevin Owen, Principal
Dirk Hillyer
Kenneth Stalberg, Principal Trumpets
David Feltner Bruce Hall, Principal
Donna Jerome Jesse Levine
Abigail Cross
Cellos Robert Couture, Principal
Loewi Lin, Principal Hans Bohn
Mark Simcox Donald Robinson
Jan Pfeiffer-Rios
Melanie Dyball Timpani
Jeffrey Fischer, Principal
Robert Lynam, Principal Keyboard
Barry Boettger James Myers
Iva Milch

BLO Chorus
Michelle Alexander, Chorusmaster
Sopranos Tenors
Katrina Holden Brendan Buckley
Eunhee Kang Chris Maher
Kathryn McKellar Thomas Osterling
Dana Schnitzer Fred VanNess
Jacquelyn Vina
Altos Jeremy Collier
Heather Gallagher Fred Furnari
Amy Oraftik Taylor Horner
Julia Snowden John Whittlesey
Amanda Tarver Ron Williams