Mozart's The Magic Flute

Die Zauberflöte

A mysterious rescue mission, the otherworldly power of music, and the infinite struggle between darkness and light. 

Mozart’s sublime score and his cast of wildly colorful characters make Magic Flute one of the most beloved operas in the world. Prince Tamino’s quest for love and truth is a timeless classic for seasoned opera fans and an ideal first opera for new and young audiences. 




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Dashiell Waterbury

Director Dashiell Waterbury is making his professional debut with Little Women this season at Opera in the Heights. In addition to a wide range of experience performing opera, musical theatre and drama, Dashiell has directed several productions at the collegiate level and adapted two operas for children.  

Dashiell grew up in California, where he began performing at a very young age in musical theatre, a genre which he has returned to often as an adult, performing roles such as Nathan Detroit, Jack in Into the Woods, and the title role in the musical Phantom. In California, he has also gained experience as an actor, performing Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and Austin in Sam Shepard’s drama True West..Click here to continue reading.



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Torsten Louis - Sets

Torsten designed the set for Opera in the Heights' La Boheme and Orfeo ed Euridice in 2016, and I Pagliacci in 2015.

Set designs in the past year include:

Unity Theatre: Leading Ladies

Main Street Theater: Grand Concourse, Ramona Quimby, How I Became a Pirate

Stages Repertory Theatre: My Manana Comes, and Wildfish Theatre: School of Rock, Schoolhouse Rock, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Heathers the Musical, The Lion King Jr., Next to Normal, Little Women the Musical, and A Year with Frog and Toad.

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Rachel Clinkscales - Costumes

Rachel studied costuming at the University of Houston. After school, she moved to LA where her design work includes A Steady Rain, Anna Cristie (Odyssey Theatre Ensemble, The Guthrie) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Cinderella, Connection (Harvard Westlake Dance Ensemble) and Water Colors (an independent film). Her assistant work was also seen in Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles (The Theatre at Boston Court) Passion Play(Odyssey Theatre Ensemble) Bliss Point, and California: The Tempest (Cornerstone Theatre Company). Rachel returned to her home city of Houston two years ago. She has been working in wardrobe for the Houston Grand Opera, the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, and just finished a summer season with the Santa Fe Opera. She is thrilled to be back at Opera in the Heights making her Houston design debut. This is her second show with Opera in the Heights having previously assisted on last season’s Little Women. 

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Jim Elliott - Lighting

Jim Elliott, Opera in the Height’s Lighting Designer was the resident lighting designer, technical director, and artistic administrator for Amarillo Opera for 18 seasons before moving to Houston and Opera in the Heights 10 years ago.   Since then, his designs have been seen in most of the productions at Opera in the Heights, and with Bronx Opera in NYC, Lone Star Lyric, A.D. Players, Abilene Christian University, Sugar Land Baptist Church, and others. Current and upcoming projects include “CATS”, “Masked Ball”,  “God’s Favorite”, “Lilies of the Field”, “Sugar Land Christmas Celebration”, “Candide”, and the Lone Star Lyric Cabaret season.  In his spare time, Jim serves as President of his Homeowner’s Association and is on the Board of Directors for Lone Star Lyric.  “Lighting design for Opera and Theatre should be musical.  It should not only illuminate the singer and scenery, but pull its inspiration from the composer’s work and bring light to the whole musical experience.”


Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 5:30pm

Hosts: MaryJane and Bob Wakefield

Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to wine and dine with talented Magic Flute cast members in the home of MaryJane and Bob Wakefield. 100% of the proceeds benefit Opera in the Heights.

Seats are limited, register today!

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