The Magic Flute

Cape Town artists reimagine Mozart's glorious opera as a joyous, dance-filled classic.

NOV 06–10, 2019

South Africa’s celebrated Isango Ensemble triumphantly returns to Boston with a reprisal of Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute. This timeless story follows a young prince as he tries to win the love of the princess; but will the Queen of the Night's gift of a magical instrument be enough to help him accomplish his quest? You’ve never experienced the iconic tale quite like this, brought to life with marimbas, oil drums, inventive design, and bold energy. It’s Mozart reimagined and transformed by internationally celebrated Cape Town artists and musicians.

When this joyous production took Boston by storm in 2014, The Boston Globe declared it to be “delightfully witty and full of invention…[an] ingenious mix of Mozart’s 1791 opera and contemporary African culture.” If you’ve been waiting for an opera that makes you want to stand up and dance, then you won’t want to miss the experience of Isango.

"You haven’t heard Mozart until he’s been played on marimbas”
- The Washington Post