The Magic Flute by Mozart – Royal Opera House 2017-18


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LIVE: Wednesday 20 September 2017 [8.15pm CET]
ENCORE: Sunday 24 September 2017 [3pm CET]

Approximate running time: 3 hours 10 minutes, including one interval

Julia Jones conducts David McVicar’s spell-binding production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute with a wonderful cast including Roderick Williams as Papageno.

Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane.
Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems…
David McVicar’s classic production embraces both the seriousness and comedy of Mozart’s work. The audience is transported to a fantastical world of dancing animals, fl ying machines and dazzlingly starry skies. The setting provides a wonderful backdrop for Mozart’s kaleidoscopic score, from the Queen of the Night’s coloratura fi reworks to Tamino and Pamina’s lyrical love duets and Papageno’s hearty, folksong-like arias.
As well as being a comedy The Magic Flute is an expression of Mozart’s profound spiritual beliefs: Enlightenment concerns with the search for wisdom and virtue are at the heart of this enchanting tale. The Magic Flute was an instant success with audiences and Mozart’s supposed rival Salieri described it as an ‘operone’ – a great opera.

Pannonia Entertainment distributes this stunning performance to cinemas across Hungary, Poland and Romania. Available in live broadcast on 20 September 2017 or recorded, from 27 September 2017 to 27 November 2017

Pamina: Siobhan Stagg
Tamino: Mauro Peter
Papageno: Roderick Williams
Papagena: Christina Gansch
Sarastro: Mika Kares
Queen of the Night: Sabine Devieilhe

Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Julia Jones

Sung in German with English subtitles

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