This Season | Directions | Previous Productions
About Longwood Opera | Helping Longwood | Other Opera Sites

The Queen of the Night

The poor, weak, innocent Queen of the Night tells a heart-wrenching tale of her daughter's abduction by the evil Sarastro
and his henchmen. She hands Tamino the girl's picture (of course, he falls in love immediately), and begs him to rescue the girl.
(Interestingly, somewhere along the line she starts to sound a lot more powerful than she looks...)

How can I? he asks - and she gives him The Magic Flute to help.
Papageno is instructed to travel along and help the Prince.

Longwood Opera
42 Hawthorn Avenue
Needham, Massachusetts 02492-3806

For more information call (781) 455-0960 or send e-mail to

Last updated on March 26, 2017 --> by Marion Leeds Carroll
(longwood at