New Production The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte)

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Language - Performed in German with projected English translations
  • Running Time - 3 hours 20 minutes including 1 intermission

Who can fail to be delighted and moved by the triumph of love and goodness in The Magic Flute? Join us for this operatic fairytale as Prince Tamino strives for the hand of Pamina, accompanied by his lovable sidekick Papageno. You’ll meet the evil Queen of the Night — with her stratospheric high notes and show-stopping arias — and the virtuous high priest Sarastro in a story that encompasses both the real and the fantastical. Revel in this combination of heartwarming comedy and true heroism, and the unparalleled genius and beauty of Mozart’s music. A wonderful introduction to opera for all ages.

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This production of The Magic Flute was presented at Lyric December 10, 2016 – January 27, 2017. View our calendar to see what's currently on stage.

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The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Recording by EMI – Moser, Moll, Berry, Miljakovic, cond. Sawallisch. Courtesy Warner Classics.

"O Isis und Osiris"
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"Der Hölle Rache"
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“Klinget, Glöckchen, klinget…Pa, pa, pa”
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The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Commentary by Anthony Freud in collaboration with Nicholas Ivor Martin, Director of Operations and Special Initiatives
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The Magic Flute Synopsis

The Queen of the Night’s enemy, the high priest Sarastro, has abducted her daughter, Pamina. The Queen promises Prince Tamino that, if he can rescue Pamina, the girl will be his. He is accompanied on his quest by the Queen’s birdcatcher, Papageno. Tamino finds Pamina, but in order to win her, he must endure difficult trials created by the brotherhood over which Sarastro rules. Tamino’s traveling companion, the birdcatcher Papageno, must endure trials as well, in order to win Papagena.

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Meet The Artists

Andrew Staples

Tamino (Dec. 10 – Jan 8)

Matthew Polenzani

Tamino (Jan. 12 – 27)

Christiane Karg

Pamina

Kathryn Lewek

Queen of the Night

Adam Plachetka

Papageno

Christof Fischesser

Sarastro

Rory Macdonald

Conductor

Neil Armfield

Director

Dale Ferguson

Designer

Damien Cooper

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

Denni Sayers

Choreographer

Production Sponsors

The Monument Trust - LOGO

THE NEGAUNEE FOUNDATION
RANDY L. AND MELVIN R. BERLIN
 ROBERTA L. AND ROBERT J. WASHLOW

Powershares QQQ - LOGO

Photo: Todd Rosenberg