The Magic Flute is Mozart’s fairy tale opera. The Metropolitan Opera’s short family version in English has become a New York City holiday tradition.
The Magic Flute 2019
December 15, 2019 – January 4, 2020 ~ Julie Taymor’s production is filled with puppetry and unforgettable scenes.
Lothar Koenigs (Aachen, Germany) conducts. David Portillo from San Antonio, Texas is the lead Tamino.
There is a pre-performance open house with Met artists and craftspeople two hours before the Saturday, December 28 matinee. That is the show to see if you can make it.
Get tickets from $30 at metopera.org
The Magic Flute 2018
Soprano Erin Morley is the empowered Pamina. Tenor Ben Bliss is the valiant Tamino.
Baritone Nathan Gunn is the comic birdcatcher Papageno. Soprano Kathryn Lewek reprises her hair-raising rendition of the malevolent Queen of the Night.
Harry Bicket conducts.
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The Magic Flute
Die Zauberflöte is originally a German opera. It premiered at the Freihaus Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, Austria in 1791.
The story is set in Egypt, the traditional birthplace of the Masonic fraternity. Masonic symbols are used in the production. But the main effect is to give it a mysterious feeling.