Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' from the Royal Opera House
Saturday, August 01, 2015
Philosophy and comedy join forces in Mozart's The Magic Flute, the opera which includes both singing and spoken dialogue, and which we bring to you Saturday at 1 pm.
In this winter 2015 revival of David McVicar’s 2003 production, tenor Pavol Breslik plays Tamino, a prince who promises the Queen of the Night to save her daughter Pamina (soprano Christiane Karg) from the supposedly evil sorcerer Sarastro.
The comedy articulates Mozart’s ardent spiritual beliefs and at its core expresses the enlightenment concern with the search for wisdom and virtue.
This enchanting tale grasps the fantasy, seriousness and humor of the composer’s work, transporting you – through lyric love duets and folksong-like arias – to the magical world of dancing animals and bright starry nights.
Tamino: Pavol Breslik
Pamina: Christiane Karg
Papageno: Markus Werba
Sarastro: Georg Zeppenfeld
Queen of the Night: Anna Siminska
Director: David McVicar
Conductor: Cornelius Meister