concerns Prince Tamino’s confusing journey to capture the heart of
Princess Pamina, who has been captured by the evil priest Sarastro. Its
cornucopia of conflated narratives and, of course, its lush
orchestration have put opera fans in both stitches and tears since it
was composed in 1791. Syracuse Opera kicks off its season with its own interpretation of the work, accompanied by the visual artistry of Open Hand Theater,
a local company of puppeteers which has long dazzled Syracuse audiences
with creative fairy tale productions. Performances are Friday, Oct. 24,
8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 26, 2:30 p.m. at the Mulroy Civic Center’s Crouse-Hinds Theater, 411 Montgomery St. Tickets range from $18 to $108. For more information, call 47-OPERA.