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Total duration 2 h 45 min
1 intermission (25 min)
12 performances
17.11.2017 – 30.12.2017
Main Stage
15-109 €
Performed in Finnish
Subtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

The Magic Flute like you have never seen it before

You have never seen a performance like this not at the opera nor in the theatre. In this famous production created at the Komische Oper in Berlin, The Magic Flute is given the silent film treatment. Combining animation and live singers, the production conjures up a completely new perspective on the rich fantasy world of the opera. The familiar story of Pamina seeking Tamino, Papageno longing for Papagena and the struggle between Light and Dark is all there, as is Mozart’s wonderful music.

Recommended for children over the age of 7.

Taikahuilu. Eeva Hartemaa, Jukka Romu


Prince Tamino is chased by a snake and is saved by the Three Ladies. 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 remembers the magic bells, which make friends of everyone.

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. Pamina is desperate, as is Papageno, longing for his newly found and suddenly lost Papagena. In the end everything turns out well: Papageno is reunited with Papagena and Tamino with Pamina, and as the sun rises, the power of the Queen of the Night is dispelled.

The Magic Flute

“The birdcatcher I am indeed,
always happy, heidi heh hey!
I, the birdcatcher am well-known
by old and young throughout the land.
A net for girls is what I would like
I’d catch them by the dozen for me!
Then I would lock them up with me,
and all the girls would be mine!”

– Papageno’s entrance in the libretto of The Magic Flute

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Taikahuilu. Jussi Merikanto

Creative team

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Klaus Mäkelä
Suzanne Andrade
Barrie Kosky
Concept design, animations
Paul Barritt
Visual design
Esther Bialas
Ulrich Lenz
Lighting design
Diego Leetz


Kristel Pärtna
The queen of the night
Aleksandra Olczyk
Second lady
Erica Back
Third lady
Maiju Vaahtoluoto
2. boy
Lauri Lampela

Performances and Tickets

2 h 45 min
1 intermission (25 min)
12 performances
17.11.2017 – 30.12.2017
Main Stage
15-109 €
Performed in Finnish
Subtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Fri 17.11.2017
at 19:00
Tue 21.11.2017
at 11:00
Thu 23.11.2017
at 19:00
Tue 28.11.2017
at 19:00
Wed 29.11.2017
at 19:00
Thu 30.11.2017
at 19:00
Fri 8.12.2017
at 19:00
Wed 13.12.2017
at 19:00
Fri 15.12.2017
at 19:00
Thu 21.12.2017
at 19:00
Thu 28.12.2017
at 19:00
Sat 30.12.2017
at 14:00

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