Houston Grand Opera will present a performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. The Magic Flute matches a comic yet wise fairy tale with some of the most stunningly beautiful music ever written. HGO’s performances on the outdoor stages offer free admission and access for new audiences to experience the acclaimed production, which the company presented to full houses earlier this season.
In HGO’s May presentation of the beloved opera, Korean soprano and HGO Studio artist Pureum Jo will sing the role of the kidnapped Princess Pamina, alongside HGO Studio alumnus Scott Quinn as Prince Tamino. Korean soprano So Young Park, a member of Los Angeles Opera’s Domingo-Stein-Colburn young artists program, sings the Queen of the Night, and HGO Studio bass Peixin Chen will sing the sage Sarastro.
This fully staged production was originally directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner and directed during HGO’s 2014–2015 season by Ian Rutherford. The production will be revived for the outdoor presentations by director Katrina Bachus. The outdoor opera will feature sets and costumes designed by Bob Crowley, as adapted for the unique venues by the HGO Technical Department, and musical direction by HGO Head of Music Staff Bradley Moore, with the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus.