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Spring Opera: “The Magic Flute”

Thursday, May 31, 2018 to Sunday, June 3, 2018
Music Center Recital Hall (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Music Department

All performances are SOLD OUT. There are no plans to release seats for sale at the performance.
A few seats may become available for advance purchase at, but they will not be available at the door.

While we are very excited that our production of "The Magic Flute" is so popular, we realize that many people will be disappointed that there are no more seats available. This is the first time we have sold out all 4 performance *in advance*.
Note: There is no "standing room" in our theaters, and we cannot set up folding chairs for an over-capacity audience.

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UCSC singers and orchestra come together to present a fully-staged production of one of the great works of the operatic canon. Mozart wrote this two-act comic opera near the end of his life, and it premiered in 1791 at the rustic Vienna theater of Emanuel Schikaneder, the work’s librettist and originator of the role of ‘Papageno.’

The UC Santa Cruz Music Department's production—featuring costume design in collaboration with Academy of Arts University and sets and lighting by Legend Theatrical—explores themes of chaos, order, and the natural world. Bruce Kiesling conducts the UCSC orchestra and singers, and Sheila Willey directs. Sung in German with English dialogues and English supertitles.

Read more here about our production and our special collaboration with Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Audience notification: strobe lighting effects are used in this production.

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Thurs-Sat, May 31-June 2, 7:30PM
Sun matinee, June 3, 3:00PM

Reserved seating.
$27 adult
$21 senior (62+)
$15 UCSC alumni assoc. member
$5 child/youth
$5 student w/ ID
$5 UCSC student w/ ID
$18 UCSC staff and faculty w/ ID
Advance tickets available here at
Event parking $4.

Avoid the line at the performance. Choose E-Ticket and print your tickets at home or send to your phone!

Ticket window opens 1 hour prior to start.

Doors open 30 minutes prior to start.

We don't want you to miss anything!
Patrons not in their seats by 7:25pm (matinee 2:55pm) may miss some or all of the first portion of the program. Please allow plenty of time to park, purchase a parking permit, pick up tickets at ticket window if needed, and be seated.
Note: If you arrive after the doors close, you will be asked to wait for an appropriate pause in the performance.

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“The Magic Flute” preview at the Museum of Art & History
Wednesday, April 11 •  6:30PM   

The talented UCSC opera students will perform excerpts from their upcoming production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at Santa Cruz's Museum of Art & History. Free.

photo by Steve DiBartolomeo