Opera Cheat Sheet

Opera Cheat Sheet: The Magic Flute

Listen to our light-hearted overview of Mozart’s penultimate opera, The Magic Flute, the fourth most frequently performed opera world wide, which is this week’s San Francisco Opera broadcast airing on Classical 91.7 Saturday at noon.

In this week’s Opera Cheat Sheet, Classical 91.7’s program director St.John Flynn and opera expert Eric Skelly take a light-hearted look at Mozart’s beloved “Singspiel,” The Magic Flute, an allegory of the education of humankind progressing from chaos to rational enlightenment to make “the Earth a heavenly kingdom, and mortals like the gods.”  You can hear the San Francisco Opera production of The Magic Flute Saturday at noon on Classical 91.7 and online at classical917.org.


St. John Flynn

St. John Flynn

Arts & Culture Director

Born and raised in Coventry, England, St. John received his B.A. (with honors) in French from the University of Liverpool.He lived and worked in France for two years before coming to the U.S. in 1986 to attend graduate school at the University of Georgia (UGA) in Athens. He worked as...

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