This Saturday at 1 pm the Metropolitan Opera broadcast features Julie Taymor's production of Mozart's fairy tale opera The Magic Flute, recorded on October 6.
The cast features a bright rising star, soprano Pretty Yende, as the princess Pamina, opposite Toby Spence (Tamino), Markus Werba (Papageno), Ana Durlovski (the Queen of the Night) and bass René Pape as the high priest Sarastro. Maestro Adam Fischer conducts the opera, which is technically a singspiel – literally, “sing-play” in German, with spoken dialogue.
NOTE: Due to WQXR's winter fundraiser, today's on-air broadcast will be presented without the intermission features. However, you can still enjoy the full slate of features and artist interviews in one of two ways: the full broadcast will be presented on our Operavore stream at 1 pm – just click on the Operavore player tab at the top of his page. Additionally, you can listen to the intermission features below on this page:
South African soprano Pretty Yende on singing Pamina; British tenor Toby Spence on singing Tamino; and Austrian baritone Markus Werba as Papageno:
A Met Cameo with Principal Trumpeter David Krauss: