Release date: 6/21/2012

Norman Reinhardt Makes San Francisco Opera Debut as Tamino

Replaces Nathaniel Peake in Final Two Performances of The Magic Flute, July 6 and 8

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American tenor Norman Reinhardt will replace Nathaniel Peake as Tamino in the final two performances of San Francisco Opera’s new production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, July 6 and 8. Norman Reinhardt makes his San Francisco Opera debut with these performances in a role he has previously performed with Opera Colorado and Leipzig Opera. Nathaniel Peake has withdrawn from this production for personal reasons.
Norman Reinhardt has been a principal artist with Leipzig Opera since 2009, where his roles have included Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Don Narciso (Il Turco in Italia), Evandre (Alceste), Count Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), and Lensky (Eugene Onegin). Other career highlights include Brighella (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Jauqino (Leonore) at Madrid’s Teatro Real; Alfredo (La Traviata) with Lille Opera; Ferrando (Così fan tutte) at Israeli Opera, Opera Colorado, and the Santa Fe Opera; Ernesto (Don Pasquale) with Opera Colorado; Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) at Boston Lyric Opera; Fenton (Falstaff) with the Santa Fe Opera; and Fritz (La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein) with Basel Opera. A graduate of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, his roles with that company include Bénédict (Béatrice et Bénédict) and Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Recent and upcoming engagements include the Earl of Essex (Britten’s Gloriana) with Leipzig Opera, Belmonte with Garsington Opera for his U.K. debut, and Tamino at the Bregenz Festival.
San Francisco Opera presents Mozart’s The Magic Flute in a new production created by renowned Japanese visual artist Jun Kaneko. Six performances remain now through July 8 at the War Memorial Opera House. Mozart’s exhilarating comic opera features an internationally acclaimed ensemble cast including Alek Shrader and Norman Reinhardt (Tamino), Heidi Stober (Pamina), Nathan Gunn (Papageno), Kristinn Sigmundsson (Sarastro), and Albina Shagimuratova (The Queen of the Night).  Rory Macdonald conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and Chorus, and Harry Silverstein directs.
Ticket Information
Tickets for Mozart’s The Magic Flute are priced from $21 to $389and may be purchased at or through the San Francisco Opera Box Office [301 Van Ness Avenue (at Grove Street), or by phone at (415) 864-3330]. Standing Room tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on the day of each performance; tickets are $10 each, cash only.
Casting, programs, schedules and ticket prices are subject to change. For further information about The Magic Flute and San Francisco Opera’s Summer 2012 Season, please visit