The Magic Flute - Opera for Kids
Roger Kalia, conductor
Peter Atherton, director and script writer
Susan Miller Kotses, script co‑writer
Robin Walsh, puppet designer
MOZART: Selections from "The Magic Flute"
Enjoy a fun and fascinating 45-minute concert designed especially for children 5-11.
Mozart’s musical fairy tale, with its imaginative setting and spectacular music, is brought to life in a special version designed just for you and your family! Fantastical life-size puppets, talented professional singers and special guests from Chapman University join Pacific Symphony to bring this classic opera to life!
Join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival, where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet and interact with musicians from Pacific Symphony and Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles, watch local ensembles perform, create special crafts that connect to each concert’s theme and participate in learning activities that align with state and national educational standards. Activities begin at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers.
TAMINO: Nicholas Preston, tenor
PAPAGENO: David Stoneman, baritone
PAMINA: Katie Polit, soprano
QUEEN OF THE NIGHT: Maria Christina Navarro, soprano
SARASTRO: Steve Pence, bass‑baritone
MONOSTATOS*: Daniel Sanchez, tenor
FIRST LADY*: Brittany St. Clair, soprano
PAPAGENA, SECOND LADY*: Alexandra Rupp, mezzo‑soprano
THIRD LADY*: Emily Weinberg, mezzo‑soprano
SECURITY GUARD*: Stephan Lee, tenor
SECURITY GUARD*: Desmond Woodward, baritone
SECURITY GUARD*: Noah Rulison, bass‑baritone
FOLLOWER OF SARASTRO: Jasmine Rodriguez, soprano
*also Followers of Sarastro
Tamino, Daniel Sanchez • Papageno, Desmond Woodward
Pamina & Papagena, Jasmine Rodriguez • Sarastro, Noah Rulison
Monostatos, Stephan Lee