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Total duration 2 h 45 min
1 intermission (25 min)
10 performances
15.9.2022 – 26.4.2023
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-109 €
Performed in Finnish
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

A wonderfully wild version of the classic

Combining animation and live singers makes for a hugely enjoyable and widely acclaimed experience. In this celebrated production created at the Komische Opera in Berlin, The Magic Flute is recast as a fantastic tale from the golden era of silent cinema. The precisely timed collaboration of live action and moving images brings an endless variety of fantastic riches to the stage.

The familiary story of Tamino seeking Pamina and Papageno pining for Papagena and of the struggle between darkness and light is all there, as is Mozart’s wonderful music. The story is more captivating than ever, with the spoken dialogue being replaced with animation and text.

Suggested age guidance 7+.

Tickets to performances in spring 2023 will go on sale 4 October at noon.

Performances & Tickets

2 h 45 min
1 intermission (25 min)
10 performances
15.9.2022 – 26.4.2023
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-109 €
Performed in Finnish
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Thu 15.9.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
Sat 17.9.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Thu 22.9.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Sat 24.9.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Sun 25.9.2022
at 14:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Wed 28.9.2022
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 40.00 €
Sat 15.4.2023
at 19:00
Main Stage
Tue 18.4.2023
at 19:00
Main Stage
Thu 20.4.2023
at 19:00
Main Stage
Wed 26.4.2023
at 19:00
Main Stage

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Taikahuilu

Synopsis

Prince Tamino is chased by a giant snake and is rescued at the last moment by the three ladies of the Queen of the Night. When he wakes, he meets the carefree birdcatcher Papageno. Tamino and Papageno are given a mission by the Queen of the Night: they must rescue her daughter Pamina from the clutches of Sarastro. They are given a magic flute and magic bells to protect them. Papageno soon manages to save Pamina from Monostatos, but the two are captured. Fortunately Papageno’s magic bells render Monostatos and his soldiers harmless.

Tamino encounters the High Priest, and it begins to emerge that Sarastro is not the villain of the story after all. In order to join Sarastro’s brotherhood, Tamino must pass a series of ordeals. He is required to be silent, which Pamina interprets as rejection. In her despair she is about to take her own life, but the three boys step in. They reassure her that Tamino still loves her.

As the sun rises, the power of the Queen of the Night is dispelled. Papageno is reunited with Papagena and Tamino with Pamina.

The complete synopsis can be found in the programme leaflet.

#FNOMagicFlute

Taikahuilu. Koit Soasepp, Ilkka Hämäläinen.

“The Finnish National Opera’s Magic Flute takes audiences on an amazing journey of fantasy. Its style combines 1920s two-dimensional silent films with 18th century copper engravings and contemporary cartoons.”

– HELSINGIN SANOMAT

Creative team

Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto
Emanuel Schikaneder
Finnish translation
Juhani Koivisto
Director
Suzanne Andrade
Director
Barrie Kosky
Concept design, animations
Paul Barritt
Visual design
Esther Bialas
Dramaturgy
Ulrich Lenz
Lighting design
Diego Leetz

Cast

Anu Komsi, photo: Ville Paul Paasimaa
The queen of the night
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2. boy
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Listen to The Magic Flute

Explore the libretto

Taikahuilu. Eeva Hartemaa, Jukka Romu.

The brand new Finnish translation of the Magic Flute is bursting with riotous rhymes and witty turns of phrase.

Complete the experience with refreshments

What can we get you?

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu.

Refreshments are recommended to be ordered in advance. Online sales are available until 24 hours before the performance.

Our restaurant service is provided by Food&Events Tapahtumaravintolat.