The Magic Flute

** A Family Production **
Adapted from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

It’s all there – the sparkle and virtuosity of Mozart’s final masterpiece shine through in this family-friendly English adaptation of The Magic Flute. A perfect introduction to opera for young eyes and ears, Opera Santa Barbara invites you to experience this one-hour fully staged production along with your little ones. This spellbinding journey will take you with Tamino and Papageno on their quest to rescue the lovely Pamina, and along the way discover the truth about the fearsome Sarastro and the treachery of the Queen of the Night.

~ Performed in English

Direction

Valéry Ryvkin

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Miller James

Miller James

Artists

Matthew Edwardsen

Matthew Edwardsen

Ciera Lamborn

Ciera Lamborn

Brian Hotchkin

Brian Hotchkin

Brian Hotchkin is a baritone, vocal instructor, stage director and arts administrator based in Santa Barbara, CA.

Prior to his career in arts administration, Brian performed opera and music theater with companies including Virginia Opera, Opera New Jersey, Opera Santa Barbara, Chamber Opera Chicago, and the Aspen Music Festival. Brian began his association with Opera Santa Barbara as a studio artist, singing Papageno in The Magic Flute. He went on to serve as Company Manager and Artistic Administrator for the company. He was chosen to participate in Opera America's Leadership Intensive.

Brian is an experienced voice teacher and vocal coach with a private studio in Santa Barbara. He is also an adjunct voice faculty member at Ventura College and prior to that, was on the voice faculty at Resound Northwest in Portland, OR. As a stage director, Brian has led productions of Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza and Sweeney Todd for Ventura College.

Brian holds degrees from DePaul University and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

Sara Campbell

Sara Campbell

Deborah Bertling

Deborah Bertling

 

Sister Genovieffa / Suor Angelica

April 2016

 

Nella / Gianni Schicchi

April 2016

 

Reporter /
Séance on a Wet Afternoon

September 2009

 

Olga / The Merry Widow

March 2009

 

Queen of the Night /
Magic Flute for Families

October 2008

 

Sandman & Dew Fairy /
Hansel and Gretel
for Families

October 2007

 

Elvira /L'italiana in Algeri

March 2005

 

Kate Pinkerton / Madama Butterfly

May 1999 (debut)

Michael Stevens

Michael Stevens

Michael Katz

Michael Katz

Location

Cast & Credits

Direction
Conductor:

Valéry Ryvkin

 

Conductor / Carmen

Jan/Feb 2002

 

Conductor / The Barber of Seville

May 2001

 

Conductor / La traviata

December 2000

 

Conductor / La Cenerentola

Mar/Apr 2000

 

Conductor / Le nozze di Figaro

Jan/Feb 2000

 

Conductor /
Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci

October 1999

 

Conductor / Madama Butterfly

May 1999

 

Conductor / Il trovatore

January 1999

 

Conductor / The Merry Widow

December 1998

 

Conductor / Don Pasquale

February 1998

 

Conductor / Così fan tutte

January 1998

 

Conductor / Tosca

September 1997

 

Conductor / Don Giovanni

January 1997

 

Conductor / La bohème

Nov/Dec 1996

 

Conductor / Carmen

August 1996

 

Conductor / La traviata

July 1995 (debut)

 

Artistic Director

1999–2008

Stage Director:

Miller James

Artists
Tamino:

Matthew Edwardsen

Pamina/2nd Lady:

Ciera Lamborn

Papageno:

Brian Hotchkin

Brian Hotchkin is a baritone, vocal instructor, stage director and arts administrator based in Santa Barbara, CA.

Prior to his career in arts administration, Brian performed opera and music theater with companies including Virginia Opera, Opera New Jersey, Opera Santa Barbara, Chamber Opera Chicago, and the Aspen Music Festival. Brian began his association with Opera Santa Barbara as a studio artist, singing Papageno in The Magic Flute. He went on to serve as Company Manager and Artistic Administrator for the company. He was chosen to participate in Opera America's Leadership Intensive.

Brian is an experienced voice teacher and vocal coach with a private studio in Santa Barbara. He is also an adjunct voice faculty member at Ventura College and prior to that, was on the voice faculty at Resound Northwest in Portland, OR. As a stage director, Brian has led productions of Adam Guettel’s The Light in the Piazza and Sweeney Todd for Ventura College.

Brian holds degrees from DePaul University and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University.

Papagena/3rd Lady:

Sara Campbell

Queen of the Night/1st Lady:

Deborah Bertling

 

Sister Genovieffa / Suor Angelica

April 2016

 

Nella / Gianni Schicchi

April 2016

 

Reporter /
Séance on a Wet Afternoon

September 2009

 

Olga / The Merry Widow

March 2009

 

Queen of the Night /
Magic Flute for Families

October 2008

 

Sandman & Dew Fairy /
Hansel and Gretel
for Families

October 2007

 

Elvira /L'italiana in Algeri

March 2005

 

Kate Pinkerton / Madama Butterfly

May 1999 (debut)

Sarastro / Monastatos:

Michael Stevens

Narrator:

Michael Katz

The Magic Flute, October 2008, David Bazemore Photo