Aging Magician performance photo
San Diego Opera

Aging Magician

Fri, May 13, 2022 – Sat, May 14, 2022

Fri, May 13, 2022 – Sat, May 14, 2022

Balboa Theatre
Masks are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status
Proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test result required
Tickets start at $45 (includes a $2.00 Facility Restoration Fee). Children's pricing is available. Children must be over 6 years of age.
Run Time
70 minutes (no intermission)
Children older than 6 years of age are welcome. All ages must have own ticket.

Guests who attend this event will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (at least two weeks after final dose) OR a negative test is required. Tests must be taken:

  • 48 hours before an event for a PCR test
  • 24 hours before an event for a rapid antigen test

All guests are required to wear a well-fitting mask covering the mouth and nose while inside the theatre (KN95 or KF94 masks are recommended).

For your convenience, Lux Concierge is offering rapid testing onsite at Balboa Theatre for $40 per test.  Testing is available 1 hour before the event. Please plan to arrive early to the venue to accommodate the testing.

Click here for details on acceptable proof of vaccination and negative Covid-19 test results.

Harold is a clockmaker working on a book called “The Aging Magician.” He has a bicycle he rides around his shop. He plays the accordion. His sister calls him a lot. He takes the F train home. He hears the voices of children.

Aging Magician is a meditation on the gifts we leave behind for those who come after us, and the hope that they pick up where we left off. It is also a celebration of youth, imagination, and the peculiar magic of ordinary life.

In its west coast premiere, Aging Magician is a hauntingly beautiful hybrid of opera and theatre that combines opera, choral music, and puppetry, produced by one of todays most influential and innovative taste makers, Beth Morrison Projects.

Co-Created by Paola Prestini, Rinde Eckert & Julian Crouch
Co-Produced by Beth Morrison Projects & National Sawdust
Featuring Brooklyn Youth Chorus