Mozart's The Magic Flute

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Saturday, June 09, 2012

The Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Magic Flute, Mozart's colorful and entertaining opera.

Prince Tamino is in search of the girl of his dreams, with the hapless birdcatcher Papageno as his sidekick. The mysterious Queen of the Night tells Tamino that her daughter, Pamina, is the one for him, and that if Tamino can rescue Pamina from the evil Sarastro, he can marry her. As it turns out, however, Sarastro is not the evil one at all.

This wildly popular 1791 opera includes some of the best-known opera highlights ever, such as the Queen of the Night's "Revenge Aria," which Audrey Luna sings in this production. She is joined by Charles Castronovo as Tamino, Nicole Cabell as Pamina, Stéphane Degout as Papageno and Günther Groissböck as Sarastro. 

CAST:

Pamina    Nicole Cabell
Tamino   Charles Castronovo
Papageno   Stéphane Degout
Queen of the Night  Audrey Luna
Sarastro   Günther Groissböck
Speaker   Richard Stilwell
Monostatos   Rodell Rosel
First Lady   Elisabeth Meister

CONDUCTOR:  Sir Andrew Davis
STAGE DIRECTOR:  Matthew Lata
LYRIC OPERA ORCHESTRA & CHORUS
CHORUS MASTER:  Michael Black

Comments [3]

concetta nardone from Nassau county

Beautiful music for a summer afternoon. Virtue triumphs over evil. Sometimes that is a nice change of pace over murder and mayhem.
Thanks for the poem Mr. Eisenberg.

Jun. 09 2012 02:27 PM
Larry Eisenberg from new york city

Most operas in German, I own,
Inevitably make me groan,
That is my perception
With one sole exception,
And that lies with Mozart alone!

Jun. 09 2012 02:14 PM
alfredo from Buenos Aires argentina

we enjoy your fantastic music from Buenos Aires thank you and we love youre city.

Jun. 09 2012 07:13 AM

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