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,
flying machines and dazzlingly starry skies.
The setting provides a wonderful backdrop
for Mozart's kaleidoscopic score, from the
Queen of the Night's coloratura fireworks 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.
Director: David McVicar
Writer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Cast: Roderick Williams, Janai Brugger, Siobhan Stagg and Mauro Peter
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