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The Magic Flute by Mozart @Metropolitan Opera, New York

December 19, 2018 - January 5, 2019

still from magic flute met opera - The Magic Flute by Mozart @Metropolitan Opera, New York

Now a holiday tradition, Julie Taymor’s beloved production of Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale returns in its abridged, English-language version for families. Soprano Erin Morley, last seen at the Met as a brilliant Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, is the empowered Pamina, and tenor Ben Bliss is the valiant Tamino. Baritone Nathan Gunn is the comic birdcatcher Papageno, and soprano Kathryn Lewek reprises her hair-raising rendition of the malevolent Queen of the Night. Harry Bicket conducts.

A sublime fairy tale that moves freely between earthy comedy and noble mysticism, The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte in the original German) was written for a theater located just outside Vienna with the clear intention of appealing to audiences from all walks of life. The story is told in a singspiel (“song-play”) format characterized by separate musical numbers connected by dialogue and stage activity, an excellent structure for navigating the diverse moods, ranging from solemn to lighthearted, of the story and score.

CONDUCTOR – Harry Bicket

PAMINA – Erin Morley / Sydney Mancasola

QUEEN OF THE NIGHT – Kathryn Lewek / So Young Park

TAMINO – Ben Bliss

MONOSTATOS – Brenton Ryan / Mark Schowalter

PAPAGENO – Nathan Gunn / Duncan Rock

SPEAKER – Alfred Walker

SARASTRO – Morris Robinson

SARASTRO – Peixin Chen

Sung in English


December 19
January 5, 2019
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