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Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company stages Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in May 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The COC closes its Season Like No Other with a family favourite: Mozart’s The Magic Flute. This timeless classic follows the adventures of Tamino and his hilarious bird-catcher sidekick Papageno on their quest to rescue the kidnapped Princess Pamina. They battle armed men, enchanted animals, evil henchmen, and overcome them all with a magical musical instrument, gaining a deeper understanding of love and wisdom along the way.

Led by Canadian director Ashlie Corcoran, this production sees the COC debuts of Turkish-Austrian tenor Ilker Arcayürek in the role of Tamino and Norwegian soprano Caroline Wettergreen as the wicked Queen of the Night. Several familiar faces return to the COC, including Canadian bass-baritone Gordon Bintner as Papageno and soprano Anna-Sophie Neher as Pamina, with German conductor Patrick Lange leading the COC Orchestra through Mozart’s whimsical score.


By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Seven performances:

May 6, 8 (2 p.m.), 11, 14, 17, 19, 21, 2022

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., unless otherwise indicated.

Ticket Information

All performances take place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen St. W., at University Ave.). Visit for more on single-ticket pricing.

Photo: Andrew Haji as Tamino and Elena Tsallagova as Pamina in th COC’s The Magic Flute. © 2017 Michael Cooper.