About the Event
Celebrate Mozart's operatic depiction of pain and comfort, day triumphing over night, and the path of righteousness: The Paris Opera presents Mozart's final opera, 'The Magic Flute' in a production by Robert Carsen.
At once a magical tale, a popular comedy, a philosophical fable, a religious mystery, and a masonic opera, Die Zauberflöte is an opera that speaks to audiences at many levels in many ways.
'The Magic Flute' is a singspiel, or singing play, in two acts by Mozart. The premiere took place on 30 September 1791 at the Theater auf der Wieden in Vienna, two months before the composer died. 'The Magic Flute' initially seems an amusing fairytale, in which good triumphs over evil. Upon closer inspection, the opera is revealed to be a deeply philosophical work, influenced by the democratic ideals of the Enlightenment.
Performed in German, with French and English surtitles.
Cast / Production
Conductor Antonello Manacorda
Simone Di Felice — (19, 22, 28 oct.)
Director Robert Carsen
Set design Michael Levine
Costume design Petra Reinhardt
Lighting design Robert Carsen, Peter Van Praet
Video Martin Eidenberger
Dramaturgy Ian Burton
Chorus master Ching‐Lien Wu
Tamino Mauro Peter (17 sept. 19 oct.)
Pavel Petrov (22 oct.-19 nov.)
Erste Dame Margarita Polonskaya
Zweite Dame Marie‐Andrée Bouchard‐Lesieur
Dritte Dame Katharina Magiera
Papageno Huw Montague Rendall (17 sep. 19 oct.)
Iurii Samoilov (22 oct. 19 nov.)
Papagena Mélissa Petit
Sarastro René Pape (17 sept. 13 oct.)
Brindley Sherratt (19 oct. 19 nov.)
Monostatos Michael Colvin
Pamina Pretty Yende (17 sept. 13 oct.)
Christiane Karg (19 oct. 19 nov.)
Königin der Nacht Caroline Wettergreen
Der Sprecher Martin Gantner (17 sept. 22 oct.)
Michael Kraus (28 oct. 19 nov.)
Erster Priester Niall Anderson