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. 

The Magic Flute contains material that may be upsetting to viewers, including depictions of physical assault, violence, sexual content, and suicide attempt. 

The Bienen School of Music is proud to participate in the 11th annual Chicago Theatre Week February 16-26. Find participating shows and offer details at

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

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Feb. 23 and 25

Feb. 24 and 26


Samuel Krausz

William Johnson


Kaytlin Withers

Isobel Anthony


Nathan Savant

David Wolfe


Morgan Small

Michelle Ravitski


William Tanski

Alexi Ortega Chavez

First Priest

Mark May

Adam Clayton

Second Priest

Andrew Pulver

Daniel Uglunts

First Armoured Man

Adam Clayton

Mark May

Second Armoured Man  

Andrew Sprague

Lifan Deng


KC Boatwright

Ryan Dearon


Geoffrey Schmelzer

Andrew Sprague

Queen of the Night

Megan Fleischmann

Rena Maduro

First Lady

Emma Rothfield (Thurs.)

Uma Singh (Fri.)


Lainie Liebman (Sat.)

Emma Rothfield (Sun.)

Second Lady

Julia Woodring (Thurs.)

Lauryn Nelson (Fri.)


Julianna Smith (Sat.)

Julia Woodring (Sun.)

Third Lady

Michelle Mariposa (Thurs.)

Lillian Lansdell


Avery Winick (Sat.)


First Spirit

Isabella Abbrescia (Thurs.)

McKenna Troy


Claire O'Shaughnessy (Sat.)  


Second Spirit

Ashley Brewer (Thurs.)

Carly Passer


Annie Burgett (Sat.)


Third Spirit

Aurora Jablon (Thurs.)

Skye Tarshis


Isabel Yang (Sat.)



Monostatos understudy: Bradyn Debysingh
Queen of the Night understudy: Abigail Arnold

Bella Abbrescia, Emily Mulva, Chas Barfield, Oluwadamilola Akanni, Emily Amesquita, Audrey Neace, Adam Clayton, Jeremy Berkun, Alexa Bartschat, Claire O’Shaughnessy, Douglas Culclasure, Graydon Connolly, Ashley Brewer, Carly Passer, Annie Burgett, Catherine Pace, Mark May, Catie Canu, Sofia Ricciarini, Ismael Perez, Henry Herbert, Margot Hall, Morgan Small, Soren Ryssdal, Matthew Huang, Risha Hussain, Calista Smith, Andrew Pulver, Aurora Jablon, Skye Tarshis, Casey Lyons, V Matthew Steinbaum, Paige Klemenhagen, McKenna Troy, Daniel Uglunts, Priya Krishnaswamy, Isabel Yang, Audrey Michael, and Madeleine Zuckermann

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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.