12/1/2021

Mozart Magic Flute

  • The Magic Flute is, for many, the embodiment of musical perfection, as dazzlingly perfect as the esoteric pyramids and symmetries that populate the composer's paean to Masonic philosophy. As so often with Mozart, beneath the sublime lurk darker subtexts-here, themes of sexuality, slavery, and vengeance. Colin Davis conducts the incomparable Staatskapelle Dresden, with Peter Schreier's charming Tamina.
  • Listen to Mozart: The Magic Flute by Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Sir Charles Mackerras on Apple Music. Stream songs including 'The Magic Flute, K. 620: Ouverture', 'The Magic Flute, K. 1: Introduktion: 'Zu Hulfe!
  • On December 10, Lyric opened its first all-new production of Mozart's The Magic Flute in over 30 years. Clearly, Chicago audiences were hungry for this new imagining of everyone's best first opera, as the reviews are sensational.

Mozart’s Magic Flute, one of the most popular operas in the repertoire, has a longstanding reputation as being confused, somewhat disconnected, and certainly full of symbols at once puzzling and vaguely sinister. The plot seems so scrambled that many productions seek to “correct” the story or, as an extreme measure, leave some of it out.

This was the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met’s heralded Live in HD series, seen by opera lovers in movie theaters around the world. Adults and children alike were enchanted by the whimsical humor and breathtaking puppetry of Julie Taymor’s hit production, presented in a shortened English-language version. Under the baton of Maestro James Levine, a winning ensemble cast – including Nathan Gunn, Ying Huang, Matthew Polenzani, Erika Miklosa, and René Pape – brings fresh life to Mozart's timeless fairy tale.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Dec 30, 2006

Composer

The magic flute song

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Librettist

Mozart Magic Flute

Emanuel Schikaneder

Run Time

1 HRS 52 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Cast & Creative

James Levine

Mozart's Magic Flute Game

FluteMagic
Ying Huang
Mozart
Erika Miklósa

Mozart Magic Flute Animated Plot

Matthew Polenzani
Nathan Gunn
René Pape
  • Dec 30, 2006
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Emanuel Schikaneder
    1 HRS 52 MIN

    DVD release by The Metropolitan Opera

  • James Levine
    Ying Huang
    Erika Miklósa
    Matthew Polenzani
    Nathan Gunn
    René Pape

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