The Magic Flute

NOVA Center for the Performing Arts proudly presents…


*Image courtesy of Melanie Fabrizius

Mozart wrote his last opera, The Magic Flute, shortly before his death in 1791. An immediate success, the opera was performed over 100 times in its premiere year. The Magic Flute is a tender, heart-warming, and amusing opera that gives center stage to the interwoven relationships between the lead characters. The Rimrock Opera Company last produced The Magic Flute in 2003, taking the audience on an adventurous journey and exploring life’s affirming message that love conquers all. After 14 years, the Rimrock Opera Foundation and NOVA Center for the Performing Arts are excited to produce this wonderful, two-act opera and bring it back to the Billings community on February 25, 2017. 

*The opera will be sung in its original German with spoken English dialogue. Projected super-titles will provide the English translation above the stage.
The Magic Flute will be presented at Alberta Bair Theater.

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NOVA Center for the Performing Arts will be offering the class series Backstage at the Opera! 

The Magic Flute Cast and bios


      Papageno- Ross Coughanour
Pamina – Amy Logan
Tamino –
Lukas Graf
Papagena –
Karla Stricker
Queen – Brooke Moncada
Sarastro – Daren Small
Three Ladies –
Janie Sutton, Kristy Dallas, Kate Meyer

Speaker – William Mouat
Monostatos – Justin Ward
3 spirits- small young ladies with light voices
Mandi Taylor, Kelly Deiling, Marisa Getchell
Die Zauberflöte Ensemble Personnel

• *The Armored Men will be (bass) Gary Treglown and (tenor) Benjamin Meyers
• +Second Priest is Benjamin Meyers
Soprano I and II Tenor I
Beverly Brien Benjamin Meyer*+
Kathryn Clark John Pavek
Kelli Deiling*
Shania Heckler Tenor II/Baritone
Mary Kate Hotaling Christopher Greensweight
Meghan Rose Kilroy
Lorraine Maddox
Gretchen Henke Baritone
Mandi Taylor* Connor Reilly
Sarah Waggoner Ric Stricker
Jamie Lynn Hotaling
Amanda Peterson
Jane Vandyk
Alto I and II Bass
Samantha Brodston Will Pavek
Mady Feuerstein Gary Treglown*
Marisa Getchell*
Debra Gloor
Hanna Jandro
Sydney Olson
Kristin Van Luchene
Sandi Rogina
Hannah Wambol
Stage Director –Daniel Helfgot
Conductor –
Barbara Day Turner
Rehearsal Accompanist-Eric Andries
Chorus Master-
William Mouat
Chorus rehearsal accompanist-
Katy Garber
German diction coach-
Doug Nagel

CostumesTricities Opera
Lighting DesignAlex Heyneman
Set DesignNathan Blanding