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The Magic Flute

Performances begin May 30

The Magic Flute

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart



May 30-June 30, 2024


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Emanuel Schikaneder


Starting at $26

Run Time

2 hours 40 minutes including one intermission



Journey into Love. Adventure into Fantasy.

Infiltrate the castle. Rescue the princess. Bring her home. That’s the mission that unites two unlikely allies: a dashing young prince and a bumbling bird-catcher, armed only with a set of magical musical instruments. Their journey into a world of sorcerers and serpents, spirits and secrets, takes an unexpected turn in The Magic Flute, a fairy-tale quest for love and wisdom.

Mozart’s final opera comes alive in an acclaimed, inventive production from Barrie Kosky and Suzanne Andrade, conjured from the topsy-turvy delights of silent cinema, 1920s cabaret, early Hollywood animation, and the illustrator Edward Gorey.

Music Director Eun Sun Kim takes us on a humanistic journey of awakening with some of the most sublime music ever written by Mozart.

See a Performance

Limited availability for Sunday, June 2


Join us 55 minutes before every performance for an engaging 20-minute overview of the opera.  Click on the below Learn More button for more information.



OperaVision, HD video projection screens featured in the Balcony level for the first three performances.

🏳‍🌈 Pride Night is Wednesday, June 26

🏳‍🌈 San Francisco Pride Parade & Celebration is Sunday, June 30


Armed with nothing but a magic flute and magic bells, a prince and a bird-catcher embark on a perilous journey to rescue a kidnapped princess — only to discover that their adversary may actually be their ally.

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Creative Team


Barrie Kosky *


Suzanne Andrade *

Revival Stage Director

Tobias Ribitski *

Production Designer

Esther Bialas *

Animation Designer

Paul Barritt *

* San Francisco Opera Debut

May 30, 2024
June 2, 4, 8, 14, 20, 22, 26, 30, 2024

Previous performances of The Magic Flute can be found in our Archive.

A production of the Komische Oper Berlin. Co-produced by Los Angeles Opera and Minnesota Opera

Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Edmund W. and Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Fund; the E. Nakamichi Foundation; and Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem