A scene from Opera Colorado's 2015 production of "The Magic Flute."

(Photo: Courtesy Opera Colorado)

Opera Colorado’s new production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” opens Saturday, May 2, and CPR Classical will broadcast the performance live beginning at 7:30 p.m.

One of the most widely performed operas in history, “The Magic Flute” tells the story of a prince, his trusty sidekick and their quest to save a princess.

Opera Colorado’s production, directed by Daniel Witzke, features video projections that enhance the dreamlike setting of the story. The cast includes Maureen McKay as Pamina, Jonathan Boyd as Tamino, So Young Park as the Queen of the Night, Daniel Belcher as Papageno and Camille Jasensky as Papagena.

For a taste of the music, click the audio link above to hear Park perform the "Queen of the Night" aria with pianist Sheldon Miller in the CPR Performance Studio.

The performance repeats on May 5, 8 and 10.

For more, listen to Charley Samson's overview of "The Magic Flute" and Mozart's other operas: 

Audio: Charley Samson on Mozart's operas

And check out Opera Colorado's full program for the production: