Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' From the Royal Opera House

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' from the Royal Opera House. Mozart's 'The Magic Flute' from the Royal Opera House. (Mark Douet)
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A quick look at the story of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" might suggest that it's a great opera for the kids. And it is. But it's also a very adult look at the conflict between lightness and dark, and how difficult it can be to distinguish which is which.

On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents Mozart's "The Magic Flute" from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in London. The stars are soprano Christiane Karg and tenor Pavol Breslik as Tamina and Pamino, respectively, alongside bass Georg Zeppenfeld as Sarastro, and soprano Anna Siminska as the Queen of the Night, in a performance is led by conductor Cornelius Meister.

Cast:

Pamina: Christiane Karg (soprano)
Tamino: Pavol Breslik (tenor)
Papageno: Markus Werba (baritone)
Queen of the Night: Anna Siminska (soprano)
Sarastro: Georg Zeppenfeld (bass)
Papagena: Lauren Fagan (soprano)
First Lady: Snéad Mulhern (soprano)
Second Lady: Nadezhda Karyazina (soprano)
Third Lady: Claudia Huckle (mezzo-soprano)
Monostatos: Colin Judson (tenor)

Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
Cornelius Meister, conductor

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