Bienen Ensembles

Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 7:30pm

Cahn Auditorium

Joachim Schamberger, director; Andrew Bisantz, guest conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

A handsome prince and an abducted princess are caught between the warring forces of the Queen of the Night and the Priests of the Sun, but the powers of the magic flute—and the help of the bird catcher Papageno—lead the young lovers to truth and light. Enjoy the musical fairy tale that, for over 200 years, has delighted young and old alike with its fantastic mix of intriguing symbolism, spirited comedy, and ravishing music.

Performed in German with English supertitles. Dialogue performed in English. 

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Tickets are $18 for the general public and $8 for students with valid ID.

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Cahn Auditorium


600 Emerson Street
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Cahn Auditorium is the largest performance space on campus, with more than 1,000 seats and an orchestra pit. The venue offers main floor and balcony seating. Larger Bienen School opera productions are held here.